My Strength and My Portion

Psalm 73:25-26, 28 (NKJV)

Whom have I in heaven but You?  And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever….  But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.

In less than six hours, the alarm will be dragging me out of bed (3:30 am) in order to get to the airport on time for my flight to the Dominican Republic.  Less than six hours ago, I was talking to God– beseeching Him really–on behalf of my team.

Lord, I know that You have an assignment for us and I know that You’re going to give us what we need to get our assignment done…  And I know that You know the challenges we’ve already seen and the challenges that we will see…  But I believe You’re in control, Lord.  Help my unbelief.

The preparation for this trip has been a real journey in faith.  We have already been stretched and tested.  Each trip is this way, but this trip has required a new, much higher level of trust.  And it has been uncomfortable.  Especially to a borderline-obsessive-compulsive, Type A personality like me.  I want to know the plan and I want to implement it without obstacles, challenges, or delays.

Instead, we are flying into a situation that isn’t as organized and structured as I’d like it to be.  My missionaries are on their way back to the DR from a family funeral.  They are wounded and broken.  And they won’t be there to greet us and host us in the way we are used to.  We’re going to have to grow up and trust God to take care of us until the missionaries get there and to touch the missionaries as they minister through the immense pain and loss that they’ve been touched by. 

But today, as I prayed for the missionaries and the team and the trip, the Lord quieted my heart with His word: “I am the strength of your heart and I am your portion.  Draw near to Me and put your trust in Me and you will be able to share Me with the world.”

Hopefully, the next time you hear from me, I will be on the ground in Santo Domingo.  Please pray for us as we go.  Until then, Dios le bendiga mis hermanos!  (God bless you, my brothers and sisters!)

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  1. mama-ggru says:

    We love you and are in constant prayer for you and the team–praying that God will supply all your needs and bring you back safe–looking forward to reading your next blog-mama and ggru

  2. Sarah Salter says:

    Thanks Mama and GGRu! We made it down safely–though with plenty of drama that I’ll be sure to tell you about… We arrived to a most interesting (but clean and safe) hotel… But no evening meal. I (the only bilingual on the team) had to negotiate with the translators to take us to Pizza Hut! LOL! More later!

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