China plans for the coming summer are coming along. After much thinking, prayer and brainstorming I have decided to go for four and a half weeks, the first two with Bring Me Hope the same as last year, and then two and a half weeks with International China Concern (ICC). I'm getting super excited about it all!

Though right now I am in the waiting stage... waiting to get formal acceptance from the organisations which will then allow me to book the main flight. Once the flights are booked the trip will start to seem real as at the moment it is still planning stage, so i am anxious to move on! However, I must wait.

It can be frustrating to just sit back and wait for that long anticipated email so say that yes Rob, you are coming to China this summer! Right now there are just so many uncertainties that I would like to be sorted out. Though maybe there are lessons to be learnt in waiting (something I am not always the best at)
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord - Chris Tomlin
 I just need to trust that God has had my summer plans all laid out before me since before I ever existed. It is somewhat comforting to know that He has a plan for my life. He will continue to strengthen me as I wait on Him, I just need to trust Him. One thing I've learnt the last while, is that His timing is perfect, something that can only be seen in hindsight!

So if you, like I, feel stuck in a rut, unsure of what's to come and ultimately feel like you are just waiting... Take comfort in the following verse. Soaring like an eagle sounds alright to me ;)

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40: 31 (NLT)


  1. Waiting is sooo difficult! Much more difficult than actually doing something... But it is one of God's greatest tools in our lives. I've been learning more and more that the journey is every bit as important as the destination, each step of the way has purpose.
    A verse that's been minstering to my heart lately is Psalm 27:14 - "Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He will strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord."

    1. thanks for sharing that Samantha. its definitely something I'm learning, bit by bit! i guess its a lifelong process!!
      cool verse, glad you shared it. :)

    2. It most certainly is a process! It's one of those things the Lord seems to keep bringing back to see if we really learned it. :-)