25 Jul Finding Comfort in Being Uncomfortable
It is a strange thing to pray to be placed in uncomfortable situations. It is an even stranger experience to live out answered prayers. Before coming to Honduras, I knew that a part of growing in the faith is living out of my comfort zone and thus I asked the Lord to force me out of my comfort. I have been completely at the mercy of my own prayer requests and the Lord is gracious to provide them. Not many of us on this team in Honduras can speak the language very well and I consider myself among the least equipped to converse with the locals. This is usually not a desired attribute when teaching English to Spanish speaking people.
From the outside, it would seem that we are inadequate, but I’ve learned more and more that God does not call the equipped but equips the called. We have witnessed God continuously break down the mighty language barrier. Just last week, I had the opportunity to share the gospel with Christian, who is one of the boys in our children’s ESL class. Despite the obstacles that are before us we find relief in our Father’s sovereignty. Despite how many countless times we have been uncomfortable on this trip we find comfort in the promise that God is faithful.
By Johnny Josephson