Because I Can’t Do This By Myself…
Tomorrow night the boys and I leave Africa.
I chose to leave almost a week earlier then planned earlier this week after I was wiped out with stomach ailments and malaria. Now the boys have come down with the same problem and we have spent the last couple days trying to calm their stomachs, reduce fevers and keep them comfortable.
I am saddened that the last few days of their time in Africa were spent cuddled up inside and know once they are feeling better they will cry over the friends they never got a chance to say goodbye to, the trees they didn’t climb and the stream they never made it back to swim in a second time. They have had a rich and wonderful experience these past 4 weeks and to go on this note makes me sad. But even these details of the sicknesses is not unseen by God and He knows and in that I take comfort.
I don’t know what I will do with two sick little boys for a 6+ hour drive to the airport and then a 16 hour flight home. I know I can’t do it in my own strength – but His grace is sufficient and that has been proven to me over and over again the past 4 weeks. I can’t do this alone. But I am not alone. And for that I am thankful. I am thankful for all those who have prayed for us over the last few weeks and would like to ask, once more, if you would pray us home? That our stomachs would be calm over the next two days of traveling. That it would be a peaceful flight for the boys and myself. And that He would be glorified.
But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story
The Voice of Truth says, “Do not be afraid!”
The Voice of Truth says, “This is for My glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth.