A Time of Transition

By Deb Stimphil, RF Board Chairperson.

In Psalm 40, David says “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” (vs 1-3)

Many of us are waiting patiently for the Lord. Some of us may have experienced God hearing their cry, and they have a new direction; they are standing on a firm place.

Others are in a place of transition. We feel like we are being lifted out of the pit but are not just yet on the rock.

Others are still waiting patiently on the Lord. They haven’t yet heard from God. But they know He hears them and will answer their prayers.

We at St. Andrew’s Welland are in a time of transition. Our pastor retired and a new chapter is opening for us. We are on a journey. I am sure that if this church is faithful to God’s Word, He will set our feet on a rock and give us a firm place to stand.

Many of us who are holding fast to orthodoxy are still waiting patiently for the Lord. Renewal Fellowship, along with Vaughan Community Church, are holding a Pastor Retreat in November. This will be a time where pastors can get together, share fellowship with one another, share burdens with one another and wait patiently on God.

We are tired and worn down from many things. This retreat will be a time to recharge in the Spirit of God. Fellowship is so important to the body of Christ and all of us have missed the fellowship during the last couple of years. So, plan to attend this event. It can be a time of renewal for all of us.

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