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Churning Sea

  • November 7, 2015

A recent storm off the coast of West Africa yielded beautiful morning waves with the incoming tide. As I watched through my camera lens, the word “churning” came to mind. The waves were not long, rolling perfect curls, but were dramatically choppy. I’m thinking our hearts can get like that sometimes. For me today, it’s last evening’s revelation that I just spent $6,710 on Bibles and the wrong ones were delivered to us. How to fix that? And this morning, it’s our Togolese sister Magguie—over there in the hospital right now as I write this, getting her foot “worked on” by a surgeon, since it’s not yet healed properly from her toe amputation. Lots of thoughts and details and concerns. Yet committing these to the Lord, who can calm any storm, yields perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3).

Please do pray that Magguie’s foot infection will heal. And please join me in asking the Lord for the right Bibles for the money we have spent. We bring our supplications to Him, and He promises that when we do so with thanksgiving, we will have peace beyond all understanding (Philippians 4:6,7). He is the Prince of Peace! I’m praying for a number of people experiencing physical pain, both Togolese and Americans. No doubt you have people in your life you are praying for too. Give Him your burdens; He will sustain you (Psalm 55:22)!
Lome Churning Sea xga