Korea Woman's Christian Temperance - KWCTU


Dear National President and others,

절제회 | 2020.03.17 15:28 | 조회 3173

Dear National President and others, 

What a blessing it is to believe in the Lord in this time of global epidemic, a pandemic.   Read Phil. 4:4-7

The place where I live on the wesr coast of Norway has a very unique spirit of devotion. What amazing people! Employees in the municipality put away their usual tasks and go into completely new roles and tasks with a kindness and enthusiasm that can touch even the most hard-hearted. Volunteers in teams and organizations are ready to contribute. We are ready. You along with each individual have the most important task. Protect yourself from infection so that you do not spread infection to others.

In ordinary times we encourage social contact. But in these times, people have to stick together by staying away. Now it is the distance that saves lives. Thanks to the internet, we can actually have contact with each other without being physically together. We can all be assured that all the staff in the municipalities and the hospital are doing everything they can.  

The Power of Trusting the Lord with All Your Heart: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

If the future feels uncertain right now, and worry keeps occupying too much room in your heart, in your mind, remember this: God is already in all of our tomorrows. He knows our way, and He has a plan. And we can be assured it's always the best one for us.

God never asks us to figure it all out on our own. He just asks us to trust Him, to recognize His leadership and Sovereignty in our lives. And He promises to make our pathways straight.

"Trust (be confident in, be bold, be secure) 

in the Lord with all your heart (seat of emotions, inclinations, mind, soul),

and do not lean (trust, support) on your own understanding (discernment). In all your ways acknowledge Him (know, recognize),and He will make your paths straight (pleasing, right, smooth)." Proverbs 3:5-6

We may not always see what's ahead, but He does.

There’s great power in trusting Him. For it clears the way for our security to be based solely on Him, not on our circumstances, or other people, not on ourselves, or our own ways of thinking.

He is faithful to lead us and He sees the big picture. He brings clarity and light through foggy times. He knows what’s around the other side of the bend where we can’t fully see. His timing is perfect even when we start to feel like we’ve been forgotten. No matter how we feel or what our current situation may be, we can be confident that God’s Presence will go before us, paving out pathways, guiding and guarding our steps.

Keep choosing trust. Let go of worry, hold on to Him.

Margaret Østenstad
WCTU World President
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