We have a lot of decisions ahead of us. Which town will we live in? How often will we travel to the various villages? Will just Cameron go on most trips, or will we all go as a family? Will we be able to get our truck and import it to our new country, or should we replace it? Since French is only one of the languages spoken there, how much of the trade language should we invest in? Honestly, I get overwhelmed with all the decisions.
But then, I have to remind myself to never, ever let myself forget all God has already done. I think of Psalms 78, that talks about all God did for His people, and how they forgot the amazing things He had done (verse 11). I think that’s where it starts, when they forgot that God had sent plagues, literally parted water, sent not only manna, but birds for food too, all to free His people. When they forgot about those things, they turned to sin.
When I look to our future I’m flooded with questions and I start to worry over the unknown, but that’s not remembering what God has done. Not only can I look at Scripture for example after example of what He’s capable of, I can look at my own life. God healed my son. He healed my sister-in-law. Just the way that He put Calvin in our family to begin with is pretty incredible. Or how about when we were first going to West Africa, and just in the nick of time God provided what we needed to go. Recently God has sent us great encouragement through our church services and allowing us to go to our church’s camp. He has been faithful by providing people and resources to help me in homeschooling. If this God, who’s helped us in big, life or death events all the way down to small everyday things, like schooling, is with us, then what do we have to fear? It may be hard..probably will be…but each step we’ll have the very best Father looking out for us. We cannot forget all His works!