I often find in 1st-world countries that we have a tendency to strive for self-sufficiency. We say we rely on God, but we also rely on lawyers for legal needs, doctors and hospitals for physical needs, banks for loans, financial planners for retirement, psychiatrists and psychologists for mental or emotional needs, and government services for everything else. Of course none of these people, professions or institutions are inherently bad, but they collectively provide a solid insulation for us against anything that could harm us our impede our own personal wants and desires.
This is not the case for the majority of the world. Who do you turn to when there is no doctor or hospital, no lawyer to defend you, you make $1-$2 per day, and you live under a corrupt government that does absolutely nothing for you?
|GI team in Guatemala this month giving food to families who earn $2/day picking coffee|
In the Old Testament, when Nehemiah was overseeing the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem, he and his workers faced an onslaught of ridicule, sabotage and even physical attacks. They were outnumbered in the natural, but Nehemiah reminded them, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” (Nehemiah 4:19-20)
|50+ families fed a 1-month supply of food by GI team this month|
Our God will fight for us. What a challenging thought! Realizing that there is no possible way to overcome the circumstances you are in, so you declare and believe that God is your only hope. This is the way our Global Infusion contacts around the world live. They don’t have unlimited resources or access to help—they place all their trust in God, and encourage everyone else to do the same. When the wall was finally finished, Nehemiah said, “all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.” (Nehemiah 6:16)
Global Infusion has the task of reaching the unreached, ministering to the poorest of the poor, and our challenge is formidable, but God will fight for us. Prayerfully consider supporting us as we go into all the world to reach the lost and the poor.