What Next?

Thursday, February 19, 2004  4:20 a.m.

Dear Diary,

When Amy Carmichael arrived in Japan, in 1893, it was raining.  She got off the boat alone.  There was no one there to meet her, and worse yet, she didn’t understand a word of the language.  While she watched the boat sail away, she stood by her suitcase, in the drizzling rain, and said, “All right Lord: What next?”  She had all the confidence in the world that the Lord would provide for her.  Have you ever had times like these where your entire security depended upon God’s provision?  Yet, it is during times like these that we learn to trust God.  So many times we place our trust in our own ingenuity.  But that’s not trusting in God’s provision whole-heartedly.  There are people in the world today who have to depend on God for their next morsel of bread.  Most of us have never truly felt the pang of hunger.  We need to put our faith and trust in God’s provision and be able to say, “All right Lord: What next?”

Thought for Today:  “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:19).

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