Monday, May 11, 2009

Patiently Waiting

We are waiting for our dossier to be submitted. It would be awesome if that happened this month---- this week even better yet. I know many of you are waiting too. Since we are waiting together, why don't we pray together too? May God move mountains this month of May. Meditate on His word day and night, and you will see His provision hour by hour. Before we know it, the wait will be over and our children will be in our arms!

Habakkuk 2:3 (New Living Translation)
This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

Isaiah 40:31 (New Living Translation)
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Psalm 69:13 (New Living Translation)
But I keep praying to you, Lord, hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Just what I needed today, Christine. Thank you. And I'm praying with you!

Taylor said...

Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite verses. I hope all your paperwork gets completed and approved soon! Are you going to write another book like you did for Dennis's adoption? Praying for you!!

Delahne said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm in agreement that what God says He'll do for us and our children.

Stephanie said...

Thank you for sharing these verses today. God knew I needed them this morning. :-)

We will pray these children home!!

My Hearts Delight said...

Thanks. I needed that. :) God bless you and your beautiful family.

ukraine09 said...

Christine,

I will be saying many prayers that your dossier gets submitted very, very soon!!! Our facilitator has yet another meeting at the SDA tomorrow to see if they will accept our dossier for a quick submission. I am praying that God will work on the hearts of the people at the SDA so that they can see how important it is for them to be home with their families as quickly as possible.

I really needed these verses today more than you can know. Thank you! I am praying with you.

Jaime
http://hosfordfamily.blogspot.com

The Dulls said...

A dear woman in my bible study shared this poem that has touched her during her period of waiting. I would like to share it with you - it may not all apply to your family now but maybe it will help someone praying about adopting!

"WAIT"
Author Unknown

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried: Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied. I plead and I wept for a clue to my fate, And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait.:

"Wait? You say, wait!" my indignant reply. "Lord, I need answers, I need to know why! Is Your hand shortened? Or have You not heard? By faith, I have asked, and am claiming Your Word.

My future and all to which I can relate hangs in the balance, and You tell me to wait?

I'm needing a "Yes", a go-ahead sign, or even a "No" to which I can resign.

And Lord, You promised that if we believe we need but to ask, and we shall receive. And Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry: "I'm weary of asking! I need a reply!:

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate as my Master replied once again "You must wait." So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut and grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting...for what?"

He seemed, then, to kneel and His eyes wept with mine, and He tenderly said "I could give you a sign. I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun. I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.

All you seek, I could vie, and please you would be. You would have what you want - but, you wouldn't know Me. You'd not know the depth of My love for each saint; You'd not know the power I give to the faint.

You'd not learn to see through the clouds of despair; You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there; You'd not know the joy of resting in Me; When the darkness and silence were all you could see.

You'd never experience the fullness of love as the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove; You'd know that I five and I Save, for a start, but you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

The flow of my comfort late into the night, the faith that I give when you walk without sight, the depth that's beyond getting just what you asked of an infinite God, who makes what you have last.

You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee, what it means that "My grace is sufficient for thee." Yes, your dreams for your loved one overnight would come true,

But, Oh, the Loss! If I lost what I'm doing in you!

So, be silent, My child, and in time you will see that the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me. And though oft' may My answers seem terribly late, My most precious answer of all is still, "Wait."

Kristen said...

The waiting is the hardest part. We just keep praying for our babies that they'll find their way home somehow.

Lori said...

Thanks, Christine. I am praying with you!

Lori

Bethany said...

Hi Mrs. Reed,

Did I miss something? Are you bringing back more then just Alexey? :) Because in this post you said "our children will be in our arms!" and I was just wondering. If you are yay! :)