Where is God?

Being a missionary in the field is not always a picnic.

Unexpected things happen, God throws some curveballs at you, and life just gets hard.

Aretta Zitta, a YFC missionary serving in Germany, shared her thoughts during a rough time she is currently experiencing.

"God is at work, my staff are doing wonderful things, and I have some fun pictures of kids. But I think I'd rather just be honest with you right now. It's a hard season. The hard stuff seems to be piling up. I'm tired. I look ahead at the next few months, and I dread them a bit. I'm struggling to hear God. I'm lonely, and I'm far too often alone. I'm having a hard time writing this. I want to censor it and make it sound prettier. I don't want sympathy - I want your prayers. I know God has brought me here. I've seen Him use me. I watch Him giving me grace in the moment. I want Him to give me joy. I want Him."

Yes, being a missionary in the field is a hard job.

But it is so, so necessary.

Psalm 71: 1-5 says "In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; Turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, O my God... for you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth."

Let us take refuge in God, as well as keep our missionaries lifted up in prayer for deliverance from these trials.

- Story excerpts courtesy of Aretta Zitta's newsletter

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