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Still a Life of Privilege

Anton Meyer - Monday 07 March 2016

When I started to write this blog I whent back to the last time I wrote here in September 2015. At that time I wrote about the "Life of Privilege" we lead as children of God. Two months later I was told at Sydney airport, while on my way to GRN USA, that I would not be allowed back into Australia because my visa had expired. Not really what you envisage as a "Life of Privilege" when considering the ramifications of the simple statement by the Immigration people at the airport. The immediate reaction always seems to be "What now Lord? How did this happen?"

Lucy and I prayed about this with very concerned and troubled minds. There is a sudden feeling of being cut off and set adrift like a boat that has broke it's mooring in a storm and is headed for the rocks. Then the captain takes the wheel, starts the engine and steers into the storm away from disaster. This is exactly what God did for us. He reassured us from His word that He was in control of the situation steering us away from disaster. He spoke to us through Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."

Still a life of privilege. God is in control and he steers the boat. All we have to do is to trust Him completely for every aspect of our lives. Even in the darkest of times He "makes a way in the wilderness" and leads us to a safe haven to re-attach our mooring in the safety of His harbor.
We don't know what the way forward looks like, but we do know that we can trust Him to do His will in our lives and ensure a good outcome.