Dear God, Are you still here?
This weekend was unreal. God just continues to blow my mind. Not to mention show me that I am such a Doubting Thomas, with this attitude: “Pshh. Oh yeah, God? Well, prove it!” Not that I need it, but this weekend was proof that He is faithful!
A little backstory: I am on a team of six, going on a Missions Trip to Cambodia in July. We are in the process of fundraising and we’d been planning a Saturday yard sale to raise funds.
So Saturday was fast approaching. All week I had been checking Weather.com like a madman. Each time, it was an official consensus. 100% rain. Not just rain, but rain AND wind. I just knew it would be a huge, terrible, power-line destroying storm that would develop Friday night and continue through the weekend. But we kept the date and prayed for a miracle.
Friday night, I kept thinking…okaaay…the raindrops will come at any minute…(no rain). Well, surely when I wake up at 5:30am it will be pouring…(nothing). OK…I’ll start driving over and there will be one drop-two drops-scattered drops all over the windshield and the sale will be toast…(nada!) Will we set up everything and get completely drenched before it can even begin?
By the time I got to Ashley’s, it was a slightly dreary morning but there was a clear sky directly (if not solely) above her house. Alright…cautiously, we set up shop. And the people CAME! (If you build it, they will come!!!)
Anyway, we were pretty stunned and there were even moments of sunshine and really beautiful weather. Eventually, three hours later, the rain did start, but only after a very successful, wonderful, testament-to-God’s-faithfulness, answered-prayers-unveiling-before-our-eyes, kind of day.
I am just so grateful; once again God showed us what He is capable of. It just goes to show that it is out of my hands; it is a reminder to always be EXPECTANT that He is good and He will deliver. And me-of-little-faith, I don’t know anything at all!
To see the blessings that God has poured out on our team, all the answered prayers, faith-building moments, being able to learn more about the people of Cambodia and the struggles they face that we will see firsthand, and the realization that through His spirit and His word we may offer an abundance of hope…it’s all been more than I could have imagined. And we have yet to step foot on Cambodian soil.
So here goes! I’m ready to really show God that I’m willing to fully trust Him and let Him use me to get the rest of this money I need. Savior, He can move the mountains! My God is mighty to fundraise!
When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
Rhonnie, 23, Sacramento, CA