I am writing this letter from Guyana, in South America. Over the past week I, with others, have had the privilege and joy of visiting many believers, and preaching the gospel. Many times I have heard wonderful stories of how the Lord has saved folks and how He is providing for His people in miraculous and wonderful ways. It is a rebuke to my faith — or lack thereof — to see those who are so happy in the Lord despite very difficult circumstances and a daily grind of life of which I know nothing. Everywhere we go we hear verses quoted such as, “The Lord is good” (Nahum 1:7), “God is our refuge and strength” (Psalm 46:1), and, “My God shall supply all your need” (Philippians 4:19). They’re more than quoted — they’re spoken with the joy of the Lord radiating from their faces, indicating the reality that is in their heart.
These believers have no other resource than their God, and it is wonderful to see how they trust Him implicitly. What a good lesson for me, and for us all!
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