Lately, I have been so frustrated. Just this day in and day out frustration. I think it cultivates from the feeling of despair I am constantly exposed to here. In this frustration, I discovered that when I was in America I subconsciously used many distractions and comforts to divert and resolve my frustrations so I wouldn't have to feel or even think about them. Well, those "luxuries" aren’t here. So, in the absence of such frustration diversions, I often am stuck with myself to - gasp- feel and think. And what an odd thing it is to be trapped with myself without an escape route. I am forced to analyze and find the root within me that feeds and grows my frustration. And every single time, I am exposed to the fact that I am only frustrated with the state of the world and myself. Feeling overwhelmed, I then am compelled to look at just how deep my internal sin condition exists which usually induces first a shutter and then quickly followed by a intense shriek to Jesus to come help restore my mangled heart. Lesson learned- Haiti encourages me to shriek like a little girl for the only thing that my soul was made for- Jesus.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows... And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in (Haiti). We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on ourbehalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many." - Beginning of 2 Corinthians 1
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