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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Don't Panic!

It's been one of those weeks. You know what I mean. Everything seems to go wrong and while you know you shouldn't panic, sometimes it's hard not to. It's been everything from little things like my laptop power cord shorting out, to more serious things like Scott's truck breaking down in the capital. 

Thankfully, in the case of the truck, it was only a hole in the radiator, so he was able to get it fixed, but of course the problems didn't stop there. One of the reasons he was in Maputo was to finalize the customs issues of bringing over our new teammates and their things. He's been working with a clearing agent for several weeks now and everything was supposed to be arranged for them to cross the boarder on Saturday. Trucks and trailers with their drivers were lined up, paperwork finished. . . 

Then Scott was told this morning that customs is closed over the weekends, and we wouldn't be able to go through on Saturday. 

What?

Don't panic. Right.

So with two days left until the big move, everyone had to start scrambling to figure out plan B. Some of the drivers had to work during the week and couldn't make the trip if it wasn't over the weekend. Which meant we were now short on drivers.   

It's taken a lot of scrambling, and by now I think we're on plan D or F, but we do have a new plan and we're not panicking. (For the most part)

The situation made me think, though, about when Peter tried to walk on the water to Jesus. It didn't take long for him to notice the waves and the storm around him started closing in, and he panicked. I guess I'm no different, and to be honest, I'm sure I'd have been just like Peter and panicked. 

When the storms hit around us, it's easy to want to run. Panic sets in. We fumble. It's scary.

Today I also remembered another verse in Psalm 46. 

"Be still and know that I am God."

Be still. Don't panic. Yes, things are tough, but He's still God. 

It is hard. Life can be overwhelming and crazy, but listen to His voice today. Take a moment to feel his presence and know that HE is God.

Be blessed,

Lisa

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:09 PM

    Hey, daughter, I needed this. One of those weeks here too. TV out (probably not a bad thing), computer acting up, and my to do list seems to get longer, not shorter. God is still in charge and I rest in Him, however like a baby bird sometimes I almost fall out of the nest. This was a good nudge back into my Father's Arms. Thanks, Mom

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  2. Great post. I've been struggling lately not to panic, and this helped. ♥
    ~Michaela :)
    foreignprincess.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks so much for stopping by. Remembering that HE is God and will be the stillness in the storm, is something we need to continually hold onto. Be blessed today!

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