I was on a two month mission trip in Kenya. I was trying to adjust to the different culture. I was awkwardly shy, yet not. And during the time that I was with a missionary family, I found out that I had malaria. Yes, I was taking malaria pills. Yes, I still got malaria. Still remember the mosquito bite I got on my ankle. I will spare you the details of my illness, but it was pretty bad. I hit bottom: physically and emotionally. There is nothing worse than being sick in a foreign country. All you want is familiar things and your mommy.
I was desperate for encouragement and I cried out to God to speak to me through His Word. He showed me Isaiah 41:10.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
After I got better, I decided to read through the whole book of Isaiah. So many reminders. So much encouragement.
For those of you who started the Bible reading plan with me: keep pushing forward! We are more than half way through! Yes, we are on the book of Isaiah. We need to keep placing His word in our hearts so that we won't sin against Him.
For those of you who didn't start the Bible reading plan with me, each day is a new day to start reading through God's Word...