As my husband and I were driving home from our Life Group meeting Sunday night, I checked my email from my phone. I had a message from Ali, the missions director at our church, asking if I would be interested in going on the El Salvador mission trip. One of the ladies had to cancel due to a family emergency, leaving an opening on the team, which leaves this Monday.
All at once I felt excited and afraid. I’d actually considered serving on this particular trip a few months ago but dismissed the whole idea, thinking it was my desire and not the Lord’s leading.
Monday morning I got alone with God for answers. I spent time searching the Scriptures, listening to what He was saying. I prayed, “Lord, is this You? If You want me to go, please show me.”
I couldn’t see what God was doing and why He was giving me this open door. Yet, after reading various Scripture passages, I sensed that this trip was indeed His plan. After discussing it thoroughly with Justin and having his blessing, I called Ali Monday afternoon to let her know I’d be joining the team to El Salvador.
There is much that needs to be done before I board the plane in six days. However, God keeps whispering, “Trust Me.” I refuse to let anxiety and fear rob me of the joy that’s to come!
God’s ways are much, much higher than my ways, so I can’t possibly fathom His reasons for giving me this opportunity. I do know, though, that the Lord will teach me truths that I could never learn from the comfort of my own home. I’m anticipating a life-changing experience as I serve the precious people of El Salvador!
You may have something going on in your life right now that doesn’t make sense at all. Perhaps you have questions as I did. Hear God’s encouragement to you today: “Trust Me.”
Don’t waste time and energy trying to figure everything out because you can’t. Rest in the knowledge that the Lord knows your situation, and He will make your way clear as you look to Him for guidance.
Father, I put my trust in You today. I choose to walk by faith and not by sight. I can’t possibly see all that You’re doing in my life! However, I will keep my eyes on You and believe that You will show me what steps to take.