Wow. This story of Steve is so powerful; that he has such reliance on God’s sovereignty is both a real encouragement and a real challenge. It makes me question how much I grumble about far less life-altering things, forgetting that our whole lives are under God’s sovereignty and perfect plan.
The story of Jim Elliot and Nate Saint and their fellow missionaries always makes me marvel at their amazing courage in the gospel and the forgiveness of Nate’s sister to actually go and live with that same tribe.
God enables us to do amazing things when we trust in him!
Emily, good to hear from you! Absolutely! I love that idea of being able to trust that God is writing the story he wants to write with our lives; so different from the way we often try and ‘handle’ our lives, as if we’re essentially determining everything and can make everything happen that we want to happen!
Hope you’re well.
Hello, my name is Robin. Welcome to That Happy Certainty, where I write and collate on Christianity, culture, and church-planting. I’m based in Barrow in South Cumbria, England, where my family & I are part of Grace Church Barrow.