My dear friend gave me this letter for the plane to South Africa, and the theme continues to resonate in new ways each day.
Wahamba nathi.It means, “He’s walking with us.”
“In every moment, in every feeling, he is walking with you. Let His presence come to life in a new way this semester… Acknowledge whatever you’re feeling and know that God is walking with you. He is troubled by your sadness, joyful in your excitement, attentive to your fear. He doesn’t ask anything of you right now—He’s just wanting to be part of your moment. WAHAMBA NATHI.”
Maybe because we have literally been walking everywhere, these words especially hold true, but God’s presence has also been made known here. Small moments have already changed my heart in new and beautiful big ways.
I don’t have a lot of things figured out, I don’t know all the answers. I fall short, I’m inadequate, I don’t live up to expectations. Yet, God faithfully meets me, exactly where I’m at and displays his patience and relentless grace.
I cannot navigate this semester, this life in my own way. Of course life is always better with His leading and clear direction, purpose and timing—just so often I forget.
I simply want to encourage you to have full confidence that wherever you may be, know that He is walking with you. And He will never leave your side.
Until next time,