Thoughts from Hong Kong and South Dakota

These thoughts were shared by members of a short-term missionary group from South Dakota who traveled to Hong Kong last month to serve at the Ma Chan Duen Hey Memorial College (MCDH), founded in 1998, which is a co-ed secondary school in Sai Kung.  It is affiliated with the Hong Kong Lutheran Synod.  One of their goals was to encourage the progression from knowing about Jesus (from their Bible (literature) classes) to a heart knowledge of personal faith.

We protest about our selves, our lives, and our problems.  But God is bigger than all that!

You say: It’s impossible.           God says: All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)
You say: I’m too tired.               God says: I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: Nobody really loves me.   God says: I love you. (John 3:16, John 3:34)
You say: I can’t go on.     God says: My grace is sufficient. (2 Cor. 12:9, Ps. 91:15)
You say: I can’t figure things out.   God says: I will direct your steps. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: I can’t do it.             God says: You can do all things. (Philippians 4:13)
You say: I’m not able.            God says: I am able. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
You say: It’s not worth it.        God says: It will be worth it. (Romans 8:28)
You say: I can’t forgive myself.      God says: I forgive you. (1 John 1:9, Romans 8:1)
You say: I can’t manage.       God says: I will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)
You say: I’m afraid.        God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear.(Tim. 1:7)
You say: I’m worried and frustrated. God says: Cast all your cares on ME. (1 Peter 5:7)
You say: I don’t have enough faith. God says: I’ve given you a measure of faith. (Rom 12:3)
You say: I’m not smart enough.    God says: I give you wisdom. (1 Cor 1:30)
You say: I feel all alone.   God says: I will never leave you or forsake you. (Heb. 13:5)