It all began with Isaiah 7:9b, “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” (NIV) This verse kept sticking in my mind. In the Message Translation it reads, “If you don’t take your stand in faith, you won’t have a leg to stand on.”
So what does this have to do with cross cultural workers? Everything! Our faith is tested frequently as we live in cultures not our own. Our reasons for what we say and how we act are questioned. Attacks to our faith come from within and without. And we often don’t have the support we came to rely on in our home country. Two people and their difficulties with faith have challenged my stand in faith.