Hello friends! Sorry I’ve been absent the past couple of Thursdays. Life has thrown me such crazy scheduling curve balls, but hopefully we’re about to be back on track. I’ve missed this to be honest. I am so grateful to Nicole and Trisha for starting this weekly theme. It really does provide me encouragement!
If ever there was a week that I needed encouragement, it’s this week. On Monday my daughter left for Mexico to go on a missions trip. Anyone who knows me knows how close our family is. We don’t typically do much apart, and my daughter has only been away once for a week in fourth grade when she went to summer camp. That’s it! Leading up to this Monday I was a wreck. My little girl was going to a dangerous place and it terrified me. The trip for her was literally all day, she didn’t land in Mexico until about 12:30 am Monday night. I have never prayed so hard in my entire life as I did on Monday. She arrived safely, and has been busy doing the Lord’s work with some sight seeing adventures on the side 🙂
Here’s the thing though. God is amazing. We all know that, right? But do we really know it? First of all, on Monday I really learned that I needed to put my daughter in God’s hands. Yes, she was with our pastor and his wife, but they are just people. God is the one who made their flights safe, made it easy for them to go through customs, and kept them safe while they were at the airport in Mexico City. And He will do it again on Saturday when it’s time for them to come home.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
When God is involved, I really have no reason to be afraid. And I slowly learned that as the day progressed. Yes, I am a mom so I can’t help but worry a little, but I think my worries on Saturday will be better then they were on Monday.
I miss my daughter like crazy, but God has been so good to me this week, showing me that He’s in control, and sending me little things everyday to cheer me up. On Tuesday, I got a phone call from someone very dear to me that I haven’t spoke to in quite awhile. It was so good to hear her voice! Yesterday I had a customer come in, who happens to be a Christian, and the minute I told him about Caitlin he came over, put his hand on my shoulder and immediately started praying! Today when I thought I was going to have a tough time at work and not be able to talk to Caitlin, the Lord made sure that I was free when Caitlin had a moment to text me. It has just been amazing to see how good the Lord has been to me this week.
Now I ask that you please pray for Caitlin, our pastor and his wife. They will be coming home Saturday, but still have the Lord’s work today and tomorrow to do. They have had such a wonderful time down there. My daughter even led a bible study for the teen girls! What a blessing for her. It’s definitely been an experience for our family, but I think it has been a bigger blessing then I could have ever imagined it would have been. And, of course, I cannot wait to pick up my daughter and hear all about her journey.
What has God shown you this week? Make sure you stop by the blogs below to get some more encouraging words!!
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files
Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn