Powerlessness

Posted: April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Sometimes, a more healthy state one can find themselves in which may produce the most long-term dividends in life is in a state of powerlessness. That is, a state wherein one realizes that which they thought they had control over certain areas of life, they actually had very little. I am finding myself in such a state.

As Amber and I make our way to Uganda, we are doing so as missionaries with Global Outreach. Or, at least, we were doing so as missionaries with Global Outreach. As of now, we are currently still going to Uganda with Global Outreach, but in recent days, there is a strengthening possibility that this may change.

For quite some time, we have been revolving our days around preparing materials with the Global Outreach logo on them and becoming more familiar with Global Outreach. However, we are now waiting to hear back from another organization regarding working with them instead of with Global Outreach. Hence, my state of not having some control over things in life. It has been easy to look to the Lord and ask him what is going on and why this is happening. However, it has been all the more satiating to my soul to look unto the Lord anew and afresh as the God “whose throne is established in the heavens and whose sovereignty reigns over all” (Psalm 103:19). He, and he alone, is in control. This should bring rest, not frustration, to our lives. We will be updating our friends and family regarding this other organization, so long as it comes to pass, and what we will be doing.

Response: “When the world spins crazy, spins wild and out of control spins toward rage and hate and violence, spins beyond our wisdom and nearly beyond our faith, when the world spins to chaos as it does now among us… We are glad for sobering roots that provide ballast in the storm. We pray midst the spinning, not yet unnerved, but waiting and watching and listening, for you are the truth that contains all our spin. Amen.” – Walter Bruuggemann

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