Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Pick-Me-Up From God

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning: the homesick side. It's happened several times since I left North America, but today, I didn't even want to get out of bed. I tried to talk to some family and friends before breakfast, but the internet was slow, and then when I finally did get a hold of them, it was time for me to go.

As Miguel and I started school with prayer, I asked the Lord to take away my bad attitude and help me deal with my homesickness (Yeah, I know, prayer again. It's about all I've posted about lately, but it really is amazing!). After prayer I felt much better, but I still just wanted to go home. Then God worked one of His little miracles.

Before we had even finished Bible class we heard a knock. Mana Lina (the lady who helps us with cooking and cleaning) called me downstairs, and there at the door was the delivery man from DHL. A package! For me!

Inside the package were pictures, little notes from my family, a pair of incredible books for studying Psalms, Adventist Review and AFM magazines, some GF snacks, and other little things that I had been wishing for. It was the most lovely surprise, and it came right on time.

My Father in heaven is so caring! With Him by my side, I couldn't be happier or more content. I love Him so much, because He has first shown His love to me (1 John 4:19).

Now, replacing my bad mood and homesickness, there is a song. It goes something like this:

I will lift my eyes
To the hills and their Creator
Who made all heaven and earth
For He watches me
Never sleeps, no, never slumbers,
He's ever over me.

As I come and I go,
I am safe for I know,
That His care is sufficient for me.

Winter warmth and light,
And a shady place in summer,
He's ever over me.


  1. Oh, Katie dearest! I know exactly how you feel. There were some days that just plain sucked. But I'm so happy that you're trying to trust God through it all, despite the fact that it definitely isn't easy! I love you SOOOO MUCH!!!

  2. That is so cool Katie!! God knows just what we need, when we need it the most! i have certainly found that to be true! Just when we think we can't take it anymore, He steps in and picks us up. I wish I could talk to you sometime and hear how things are! It would be lovely to hear your voice! Can you Skype from over there?

    1. I can Skype you from here, and I'd love to talk with you sometime! The tough thing is finding the right time though. I've been pretty busy lately. I'd love to try to work it out with you though. Afternoons and evenings your time work best for me. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing, Katie. It's so beautiful what God does. He truly takes care of us. Isn't amazing, though, that the Creator who has created billion upon billions of people, cares about and pays attention to our own personal needs whether great or small. Mmm, what a Father!