The circumstances surrounding my separation and divorce were devastating and I think one of the biggest things that compounded the pain of it all was that my ex-husband now lives about a mile down the road. It is actually a pretty good thing when in comes to co-parenting, but really, the pain of that daily reality dredge up some feelings that are incredibly hard.
All that to say, when I took my second journey to Uganda this summer, I really had no idea what awaited me. Who am I? A single mom, living in ATL, trying to figure out the trajectory of my life with a passion for the orphaned. (Sound a little Moses-like?) But really, why was God sending me back?
I had no idea the healing that awaited me, but I as sat under that spreading tree with Martin that afternoon, and the tears just flowed out of me like water out of a sieve, I didn't know it at the time, but God was putting the final piece of that healing puzzle in place.
Back at home, it took me a few weeks to fully grasp what had happened that day, but I sit back now in awe of how God works, that when we are transparent and willing and say "yes" to Him, then a transformation like no other happens.
When God is asking you to go places, just do it.
When God is asking you make that call, just pick up the phone.
When God is asking you to be brave and do that task one more time, send the e-mail, show up, because you have no idea what's in store for you.
It will be amazing.
As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or the let, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night , so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1: 5b-9