Can you tell I have been thinking about adoption lately??? :)
As our lives have unfolded and we look BACK, we can truly see the soverign hand of God weaving our lives' stories in an intricate tapestry that tells a story of Love.
Looking back is much easier than looking forward. Many times we are blind to what the Lord is doing in our lives. Many times, we can't understand the circumstances. But we can rest in the fact that HE knows and he has plans.
While we are stalled, or seemingly stagnant in direction, He is just threading the needle with a new color. :)
Those mistakes that happen to delay.... those moments that things don't seem to go right.
The lost paperwork, the redo's, the waiting because the entire country has SHUT DOWN, is all for a purpose. It is all for His plan, and we can rest in the fact, that His plan is perfect and good.
Right now, I do feel like He is threading a new needle to add a new color to our lives.
We have had no less than 3 opportunities to adopt again, and the door was shut. SLAMMED
shut each time. The first time I was heart broken. The second time, I was more cautious, and the third time, we were not comfortable and felt the Lord telling us no.
We do not believe we should go child shopping, but that the Lord will send the child to us He has chosen for us to have, OR He will close the door, and turn us in a new direction.
So we wait on Him, who is the author and FINISHER of our faith.
And we trust that HE knows what is best for our family.
In the Living time of every day, we rejoice in the Life He has given us, and seek to serve Him in every way we can.
We are so thankful for all of our children and greand children.
For those of you waiting..... Trust, that His perfect timing is what is best. :)
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)