I have been a total stress-head lately.  We are 4 months from leaving PNG; leaving our friends here and this chapter of our ministry.  We have begun packing boxes and selling household goods.  Pictures are coming off the walls and bits and pieces are making their way out the door to new homes.  It is rather unsettling, all this packing up to go home, but added to that is the daunting prospect of re-settling back home again after 5 amazing years in PNG.  Among many things, I wonder what l will do with my life?  I will have to re-train because I can’t teach in the regular classroom anymore.  So what field do I move into where a person with a speech impairment can function effectively?  And so it goes on...

With so many big changes ahead of us, it is reasonable to be somewhat anxious, isn't it?.  The challenge for me though is to sift through the 'crazy' and take control of my thoughts and the only way I can do that is by coming back to Jesus time and time again and putting my hope in Him.  Casting all my cares on Him because He cares for me. (1Peter 5:7)

I was having a 'fret' the other day and during some intense prayer and meditation, a beautiful image came into my mind. First the scripture verse Zeph 3:17 popped into my thoughts as though Jesus had whispered it himself; "I will quiet you with my love".  Then an image came to me of Jesus reaching forward and as He gently placed His finger on my lips he said "I love you.. and I've got this..trust me".  Yes!  He totally loves me and He has got everything under control.  I really have no need to fear or worry.  Thank you Jesus!!
 


19/08/2011 5:01am

Lovely post, Trish. I hope you are considering studying AUSLAN at TAFE next year. We could sure use your help sign singing at Woodvale!

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19/08/2011 2:30pm

Thanks Renee... As it happens, yes, I have been considering the AUSLAN Diploma. Lorene is investigating for me about enrolments for next year. God is so good, He will make it all clear in His time :) Hope you guys are doing well. Love to the family from us xo

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24/04/2012 4:21am

good post

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11/07/2012 5:30am

good post

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24/09/2012 8:59am

nice post

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