337 – Nighttime Fears
January 27, 1989 Bridgemont, San Francisco
Yesterday the news was that there was a strange person on the grounds.
The day before that it was that a person desperately needing a place to spend the night.
Then last night a lady’s screaming woke us up. Fear gripped me as I lay awake…and then guilt at not helping any of them.
This morning I was disappointed and angry at myself, and still fearful.
But God’s Word totally erased all of it. There is power in the Word.
Luke 10:18-19 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions, and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Hallelujah!
I happily went alone on my morning prayer walk with the Lord.
Trial: Apprehension about our new apartment. We are moving today and sleeping in the other apartment tonight. Dan, bless his heart, cleaned the stove, the fridge, and fixed the gas leak. Our bed will be in the bathroom. Weird. This old building is strange. Very strange. We cleaned, we thanked God that we are inside for the winter.
We moved everything in two hours and had the old apartment cleaned. The boys were a tremendous help. We got them to bed (after a Mexican treat) and GRACE came like a flood. This is the Lord’s blessing for us, and we love it.
Later: There is not enough space, even for our very meager possessions. There are a few cupboards in the kitchen but we have no dressers. So we set our eyes on the seen rather than the unseen, and trust the Lord.
We went to Babu’s and Asceda’s for lunch.