Kidd Ethiopia Adoption

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Let God be God of the Future

So friends, I get a daily devotional and today's was EXACTLY what I needed. It can be hard to wait on news of our baby/babies, and trying to keep faith and our hearts in line. This devotional was so helpful for me I wanted to share it:

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jeremiah 29:11

God has a plan and a purpose for each of us and a specific way and perfect time to bring it to pass.

Much of our frustration and misery comes from either not believing that fact, or believing it but being determined to do things our own way and in our own time, determined to exalt our own will and timing above God's.

According to Isaiah 55:8, God's thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways. We want what feels good right now, but God has something far greater in mind.

We are constantly trying to figure out something we do not understand or trying to make something happen now that is not happening yet. It seems as if we are always trying, but believers are supposed to believe!

"Why, God, why?" and "When, God, when?" can be two statements that keep us frustrated and prevent us from enjoying peace. Many times we do not understand what God is doing. But that is what trust is all about. Let God be God in your life. Give Him the reins. He knows what He is doing.

Do This:

Trust yourself and everything to God Who judges fairly and deals righteously. Deposit yourself in His hands and watch what He can do!


Kari Gibson said...

You know I will have to post this on my blog. It's exactly what I needed to hear, too!! I held my breath all day for the top 6 to receive a referral. When I realized Laurel wasn't even in the office...I crashed, but not in spirit!! My weepy week was last week :) I got you covered, my friend. The *CALL* just has to come on Monday.....or... we'll just get back in line. Whew!!!

Carpenters said...

Andrea, thank you so much for posting this! It was such a helpful reminder that God is God and He is the only one who knows the future and when our children will enter our family. I'm thankful that the wait for our children has thought me how to better trust God with these things eventhough it's not always easy. Your family is in our thoughts as we continue to pray for your little one and that your referral comes soon.

With love,

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

This was so great! Thanks for posting this.

MiaJ said...

I love that verse! What a great reminder. I couldn't tell from your blog-you haven't gotten a referal yet, right? I'm interested to follow your journey. Hope you don't mind I added you as a friend. We have been feeling God leading us to adopt from Ethiopia in the future.

Gibson Family said...

Weeellll, we get back in line for Wednesday!!!! :) Found this verse today..
Ps. 4:1 & 9:1
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart! I will recount ALL of your wonderful deeds. I will be GLAD and EXULT in you. I will sing praise to your name O Most High!!

Our *call* will come soon! :)