My boss smacked me! Ok wait, it's not what you think. He (Mitch) was driving home from Houston by himself and I was "keeping him company" and we were talking about a bunch of different stuff, he and his wife are trying to get pregnant (please add them to your prayer list) and his dad has been having heart problems (please add this too, his name is Jerome) and he lives in Lousiana, he went to Houston to have a 4ruple bypass, but it didn't really go well, and my boss had to leave his mom and dad and brother to come home, he's driving by himself (again, pray) and he told me to "have faith"
Through everything I tell him, "have Faith" God has a plan. We were talking about a lot of things last night, babies, past stories, the miracle of his wife and their marriage, and I said (because I was thinking it), "I hope someday I am married, but it might never happen". It makes me sad to think that I might never find that person that I am supposed to be married to. I believe it will happen, but I'm not patient. Don't think I don't know how much work marriage is, but I still want it. Now I truly believe that God has someone that is perfect for me, He's been waiting for us to both be ready. He said to me, "don't worry Margie, you tell me all the time to have faith, so now I am telling you" he said some other things but that was the thing that stood out. It's sometimes easy to tell someone else "have faith, God has a plan" but when it comes to our own stuff, it's harder to take because we know our own situation, every detail of it, but I am thankful to know how much God loves me. Even when I forget to have faith, even for just a second.
I have faith in Him, that He will provide me with all I need and most of what I want (within reason). I think of Mitch, Sara, Carole, the Thailanders, and many others who must have incredible faith to trust in the Lord, and I stand in awe, once again.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see - Hebrews 11:1
Heavenly Gracious Father, please keep Mitch safe as he drives from Houston. And Lord, please give the leaders of the Thailanders, not just the "adults" but those students that You have called to be leaders, please give them wisdom for every situation they are in, that they will have the right words, thoughts to do Your will and be safe. In Jesus' name. Amen