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|No More Tears|
Leaving my wife and children in a foreign country for the first time was difficult. To stay in Costa Rica to preach in the market place required me to resign from the mission board that expected us to go to Peru to manage their business office.
This forced me to return to the Ft. Worth, Texas, to sell all our furniture, appliances, and belongings that were to be shipped to Peru. I could not afford the dollar a pound cost to ship any of our belongings to Costa Rica.
The night before I began disposing of our belongings I walked several miles weeping almost uncontrollably. I realized that I would be selling prized possessions that meant a great deal to my wife and to me.
I could find no peace and I felt so alone.
The next day I wept as I told Dr Cal Guy and Dr Jack Gray, both seminary professors of Missions, that never in my life was I so sure I was in the center of God’s will but never had I felt so alone. Dr Guy quickly said, “Charles could this be God telling you to not resign?” My answer was an unequivocal no. Then Dr Gray said “Charles claim the 37th Psalm, delight thyself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I knew being in the center of His will was all I wanted and almost immediately I had the desire of my heart, peace.
My Life-Changing Lesson:
To delight myself in knowing that I can know God’s will and that it is always a blessing to be obedient to His will.