05 March 2007

feeling fearful

Once again the passport office has surprised us. Despite the fact that they managed to hand out 19 of 40 or so passports 4 days (including the weekend!) after the applications were processed, we've now waited 2 additional weeks without ANY of the remaining passports being issued. We just learned that one of the mothers who was in Liberia last week to pick up her 8 year old daughter returned home without her because her passport wasn't issued! We can't imagine the heartbreak their family is feeling. Frankly, we're getting scared and wondering what's going on in that office. Have our completed applications been buried under a new pile of stuff? Is it still reasonable to think we'll be leaving here on the 19th? We know in our heads that God has it all figured out, but our hearts are frightened and sad. We're praying for a miracle in time for us to book our tickets and leave as scheduled. In the meantime, we're trying to stay focused on the long list of things that we need to do between now and then.


EEEEMommy said...

"Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am Your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)

I can't imagine what it's like for you guys right now, but I am continuing to pray for you!

Twichie said...

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [a]

2 I will say [b] of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."