Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Lesson from JD

Today flew by. 

Which is weird, because I felt kinda bored for most of it.

And here we are, it's already Sunday night.  The start of yet another week.  If I'm calculating correctly, this is going to be the last insane week I have until finals.  I've got to get my English paper done by Fridaya, and if I want Dr. Thornton to review my project report, I have to have a rough or at least partial draft by next Monday.

I'm so tired, I don't even really remember how I've spent the past 9 hours.  I remember studying for my History test tomorrow, which I am about to do again, and I remember eating and writing out my French presentation for Thursday, but that's seriously about it.

But you know, even though the week feels so overwhelming to me right now, I know it'll be Friday before I realize it.  I've learned that if you expend more energy actually doing stuff instead of worrying about it, then it goes away faster. 

To tell the complete truth, today I've kind of been fretting about the fundraising campaign for The Vespers.  They didn't really raise any money today or yesterday, and I'm the kind of person that gets stressed by deadlines. 

But if there's one thing I've learned from my dear, dear friend JD, it's not that I don't need to worry about how God's going to pull off finding $15,000 before November 25, it's that I need to have the faith that He can.  I need to trust that He can bring my friends the donators.  I need to trust that if it doesn't happen, and if the CD can't come out on time, then He's got a reason for it that trumps any plan or desires I have or the band has.  She called it "sun stand still faith", and that phrase has stuck with me.

I have to have the kind of faith that realizes that this isn't about the band and me raising the money for the project, it's about trusting that the same God who made the sun stand still for Joshua, the same God who provided JD and her team with the $30,000 they needed for their Ghana project, can bring my friends the funds they need.

Because He can.

He can do anything.  He is bigger than any mountain that we fear is insurmountable.  Nothing can stop Him from fulfilling His wishes for His people.  And He loves Bruno, Taylor, Callie, Phoebe, you, me, Christians, non-Christians, EVERYONE more than any words in any language could ever begin to explain.

It is possible.  This goal is possible.  Your goals are possible.

Anything is possible with Him.

You don't have to worry or wonder about how He's going to pull it off.  That's not your job.  Your job is simply to sit still and trust that He can and will do it in a way that no human ever could.


  1. God wasn't just building a school, He was building faith -- and faith is much more valuable than a building which will one day crumble. Honored to have been His vessel for you. As I wrote for Jessica recently, sometimes, the most broken of His vessels are as such in order to let the most light shine through, and the most living water to pour out of.

    <3 you!

  2. "if you expend more energy actually doing stuff instead of worrying about it, then it goes away faster." Wow. That was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. Thanks! :)