Thursday, February 18

if you're waiting...

It's no secret that I keep a prayer journal. Well, maybe it was unknown to you, but it's not anymore. I often go back through and have myself a little looksie. Today, I wanted to see what I was praying about a year ago. We'd already received our referral, but we still hadn't heard a court date I don't think. When we did receive our court date, I was terribly upset because it was so far away. Most of the families with referrals right around ours had much closer court dates, and we were in for a long wait. I had been studying about worship and what true worship meant, and how we can worship through any situation in our life. I stumbled across an entry during this time period, and it made me think of some of you who are waiting. So I'm going to gird  myself in bold courage, and share some of my deepest moments with the Lord. 

March 11, 2009

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. --Psalm 27:14

You say, I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly." --Psalm 75:2

It is 54 days until our court date for Elyas, Lord and I am choosing to wait for you. I will be strong. I will put my hope in you; in you who deserve all my faith. I will praise you because You are strong. You can handle my issues. Father, it is you who is in charge of time. Your timing is perfect. You choose the perfect time. Your judgment is righteous. I trust you, God, and you alone. I give you this boy and his life and his future. They always have been and always will be yours. You remember him. You love him. You protect him. 

You, Lord, are full of glory. You sit on a throne of praise. You are holy, so holy. You are God. You deserve praise and are worthy of our worship. We worship you alone. We repent to prepare our hearts for time with you. 

Thank you for your peace. Lord, I know we could not have made it this far without you. Thank you for providing an agency and social workers. Thank you for our beautiful son, and the promise of family. Thank you for adoption, both in our family and into yours. Father, I am so excited to go on this journey with you. I am excited to see where you want to take this family and how we'll see you work in the world. I pray Lord that I always give you the glory. PRAISE YOU GOD for all that you've done. PRAISE YOU for all that you're going to do. We praise you because of who you are. 

For those of you waiting for referrals, for court, or that short wait to travel --
be strong
take heart
and know that Lord is never late. 
He is never surprised by the outcomes of court. 
He is never unaware of how you feel. 
He never forgets your child. 

The Lord longs to be gracious to you; 
he rises to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
                      -- Isaiah 30:18


Sara said...

Thank you!!!! I really needed this today. Sigh.

Christina said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post today. My husband and I have about a 5 month wait before we can even submit our application with AGCI (due to age requirements) and its proving to be harder everyday rather than easier. I needed this today, a little reminder that it is all in Gods perfect timing.
your son is beautiful!!

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