My first thought when I saw this prompt was “hope thou in God.” These first three years on the mission field have been filled with triumphs and trials, easy and hard, heartache and joy. Doesn’t sound much different than an ordinary life, huh? But during this first term, I have learned so much more about my hope in God. Too many times (but in a wonderfully, positive way) I have had to look to Him and trust Him to finish the work He has started. My only security came from knowing His power and strength. Knowing His presence is always with me, and that He is more than enough. There is a stark difference between my hope and the hope of the Buddhist I am surrounded by—mine is far greater and secure. I want them to have that same hope. Instead of turning to their monks, their spirit houses, and their works, I want them to look up to Him and say, “Why is my soul disquieted, when I have you?”
****I promised myself to stick to the five minutes! Ack! Anyone else feel like they could write for days on “hope” and how it spills over into every area your life?
Psalm 42: 5 & 11 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.”
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
Psalm 43:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
Hi! My name is Rachael and I am a child of God. I was saved from sin and all its bondage at the age of 21. I am married to an incredible man. He constantly challenges me to grow closer to my Saviour. We have three beautiful children that love the Lord. Currently, our family is preparing to go to Thailand as missionaries.