Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What On Earth Are We Doing Here?

Sometimes I just can't help but wonder WHAT ON EARTH ARE WE DOING HERE?! I mean, it's just crazy! Little old us spend our lives running around hopping on airplanes......checking out factories in the middle of nowhere..........

not even able to read a simple road sign or even a poster........

designing things from scratch that will hopefully appeal to customers back home.........eating strange and exotic foods........without the simple convenience of a knife and fork.........It's enough to make a woman feel some serious twinges of ANXIETY!

Even the toilets give me reason to feel a certain amount of trepidation. I mean, how exactly is a person supposed to do her BUSINESS in a toilet such as this one?

Fortunately for me, I can say that I have FINALLY conquered this particular FEAR and am quite proud of this achievement, thank you very much.

But seriously, folks, there are moments in my life when I just wonder what is the purpose of these crazy things we do in life. Occasionally I am paralyzed with fear, just thinking about what new challenges lie ahead.......

Will I be strong enough to bare the next new adventure?
Can God REALLY see me in the middle of a world that is so ENORMOUS? Does He really number the hairs on my head, no matter where I am on this crazy planet? !

And then I remember that He calmed the stormy seas with just a word (Mark 4:39) and commanded me not to be afraid. He promised me that nothing will seperate me from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35). Nothing happens without the will of my heavenly Father.

What a wonderful comfort to know that all things are in His hands. Especially when the storms of life surround us from all sides. I am so thankful to know that He will care for my Dad who was been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer along with my beloved Uncle Pete who has Kidney and Bone Cancer. He will watch over the Panekoek family from Chilliwack, who's 23 year old son was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and the Vanderpol family who's son fell in a construction accident and seriously injured his back. He will watch over us all and give us the strength to trust in His sovereign grace.
And now, knowing that we are watched over from above, I confidently go off on a new adventure with the Big Guy. I'll keep in touch whenever I get a chance!


4 Responses to “What On Earth Are We Doing Here?”

momofcrt said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad's cancer and all the other health issues and accidents.
I love reading about your adventures knowing full well those are places I will never get to see.
It seems so glamorous to me but I"m sure if you're living in it all the time it's tiring.
Isn't it amazing to know that God keeps us so close in HIS care?

Anonymous said...

I miss you Tam..(and Byron of course)We're counting down the days till you come home and pray every day for God's protection.The kids are starting school this morning..i know Alicia went off with a Huge smaile on her face,crazy, when I know she is taking physics, P math, chemistry...art, PE, and all the other required courses. HOpe your kids have a great day too.

Pam Kersting said...

What fascinating adventures and such wonderful words! You are spot on Tamara, as always! So sorry to hear about your Dad and Uncle and others. It is times such as this that we trust in God the most.

Rosa said...

Man that toilet brought back good memories!! (And I'm mighty jealous that you've managed to conquer it!!)
I pray for you every day.
Love Rosa