Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Wait: my own pep talk

Thanks to everyone who continues to follow us with love, not only in this moment, but remembering our whole journey, for this adoption isn't just an adoption, or just another child in our lives, but something far greater. (And reading through the run on sentences and grammar mistakes, I know there are plenty... not sure if that last sentence is correct) Thank you for encouraging words. I know sometimes it's hard to find the right words. We appreciate the comments that acknowledge that we know about the "the wait" and that it isn't something new to us.

God's had me wait for a few things in life, but nothing will ever compare to the 16 weeks I continued to carry Kendall. I could have waited a lifetime for the end of that last week to never come. And waiting to see her again... Waiting is all I have at this point for the adoption. I know who's hands this is in. And most may think it is daunting and long and miserable but it isn't how I choose to view it.

It's true that we believe that doors have been open, open, opened and that our first profile sounded "perfect" and the next two weeks after was a roller coaster of ups and down. But we haven't been through what we've been through to accept defeat. Some people wait till they feel defeated and give up. It's way too early for that.

Is. 30:18- Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Rm 8: 23-25-And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Ps 40:1- I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 

Ps 37: 4-Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Isaiah 40:31- but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

Ecc. 3:1- For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

We didn't get where we are on our own. We couldn't have planned for where we are.  We didn't come into this adoption on our own, we're following God's direction for this, and in that, his timing. But the difference is that we don't wait like waiting is a chore. 

Romans 8: 18-19 is titled Future Glory-  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

This wait doesn't compare to the anticipated future that we have (in this adoption). And even if we groan inwardly (like my last post- not being able to plan), we wait eagerly, with excitement for the what God has for us. No matter how long we wait.

Hebrews 10:23- Let us hold fast [remain tightly secured] the confession of our hope [expectation] without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
Philippians 1:20- As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed.

The saying "Be The Kind Of Woman That When Your Feet Hit The Floor Each Morning The Devil Says, ‘Oh Crap, She’s Up!’” Bring it on, I know God's on my side.


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