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Post Trip DevoBack


READ:

Hebrews 13:8

REFLECT:

What does this say about God?

What does this say about you?

Now that you’re recovering from some of the exhaustion of the trip, do you just want to go back? Are you missing your teammates – maybe not all of them, but especially a certain few? Perhaps you encountered joy or peace in the midst of extreme poverty, or you witnessed faithfulness in what seemed like hopeless circumstances. You’ve been home for a few days and it almost feels depressing to think about life going back to normal. You feel that people back home just don’t get it – they don’t get the joy, pain, beauty and brokenness that you felt. They don’t get your newfound love for a place you were in for such a short time. And let’s be honest, they don’t even get the jokes that you had with your teammates. You just want to go back.

While it may be inevitable that life will go back to “normal,” there is such a thing as creating a new normal. Here’s the good news: The same God you experienced while on your trip – the same God who gave you those feelings of joy, peace and hope – is the same God who is here.

What or who are you missing right now?

Where do you see evidence of God being the same here as he was there?

PRAY:

God, you are the one constant in my life. You never change and your presence is everywhere. Thank you for revealing yourself to me in new ways. There are so many things that I miss about the trip, but here I can see you in . . .

Pray for a person you met or encountered during the trip (mission partner, local person, etc).

Pray for one of your teammates.