Sunday, March 13, 2011

Here we go again...

OK...I have typed this first line at least 5 different time now. I am not going to hit the backspace again... It is after midnight and my mind is beginning to feel like it has some cobwebs in it, but I wanted to share some thoughts with you, so here we goooo!
Do you know how sweet it is to trust in Jesus? I sure do. Since we have been in Uganda there have been two presidential elections. The first one we experienced was all new for us. We were in Tanzania for 4 years before coming to Uganda, but I don't remember if we experienced an election there. So we are in Uganda and there were demonstrations taking place and were quite heated. We pretty much stayed home under the advice of ones who had been living here longer and school was having emergency cancellations. This past February, was another presidential election. There were some demonstrations, but nothing like our first experience. For that we are so thankful, but we stayed close to home for this one too. The mayoral election was to take place a few days after the presidential election, but was postponed during the day with voting issues. Of course school was cancelled in case of disturbances.
It has been announced that tomorrow, March 14th, is the day for the mayoral elections. Once again, we will stick close to home and school has been cancelled, again. Please be in prayer for these elections. Pray for peace. Pray for patience at the voting sights. Pray for truth.
Now you may be wondering why I mentioned about how sweet it is to trust in Jesus. Well, in all the areas of my life, I think safety is one of the main areas where I struggle. I feel anxiety when safety for myself, my husband, my kids, my family and friends, becomes threatened. Do you ever feel that way? I have struggled with it often in my life, but I don't need to. When I feel that anxiety coming up and making my stomach do that undesired flipflop feeling, I am able to experience a calm because I trust my Jesus. The song that has been going through my head this time is 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus'. Just read the words of this song and let yourself worship and meditate on him.
  1. ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just to take Him at His Word;
    Just to rest upon His promise,
    And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
    • Refrain:
      Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
      How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
      Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
      Oh, for grace to trust Him more!
  2. Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just to trust His cleansing blood;
    And in simple faith to plunge me
    ’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
  3. Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just from sin and self to cease;
    Just from Jesus simply taking
    Life and rest, and joy and peace.
  4. I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
    Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
    And I know that Thou art with me,
    Wilt be with me to the end.

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalm 37:2-4

1 comment:

S Gamble said...

I think you are so sweet, Delight. Thanks for sharing.