God Knows All About the Boats

Saturday, July 17, 2004  5:10 a.m.

Dear Diary,

It was Amy Carmichael’s first year as a missionary in Japan.  She and other missionaries were waiting for boats to pick them up and take them on a journey.  But the boats were late.  The boats were not just hours late, but days late.  Amy and the other missionaries became impatient and fretted that they were going to miss all the events that had been planned for their journey.  Then one of the older more “seasoned” missionary’s who never seemed to get ruffled said, “God knows all about the boats” (A Chance to Die, p. 78).  His calm trust impacted Amy so much that it became a motto of faith for the rest of her life. God knows all about your weakness.  God knows all about your fears.  God know all about you, and all you are called upon to do is trust Him.  Remember, God knows all about the boats.

Thought for Today:  How do we endure in all this waiting stuff?  We are to sit quietly and trust God to act.

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