2/28/14

Waiting is the Theme

Psalm 37
Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land,
And feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of Your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass...
Rest in the Lord, and
Wait patiently for Him...
The steps of a good man are ordered
By the Lord
And he delights in His way.
Though he fall,
He shall not be utterly cast down,
For the Lord upholds him
With His hand.
Wait on the Lord,
Keep His way
He shall exalt you to inherit the land.
Mark the blameless man
Observe the upright
For the future of that man is peace.
The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord
He is their strength in the time of trouble
The Lord shall help them
And deliver them
He shall deliver them from the wicked
And save them
Because they trust in Him.

More waiting.  Those who have gone through adoption know about waiting. 

Waiting at doctor's appointments.  Waiting for test results. Waiting through years of infertility to suddenly becoming a parent literally in a 2-day period. 

Waiting for the "call-back" from this agency, or an email from that person.  Waiting for paperwork to come in the mail.  Waiting for a response to an email. (Checking your phone at the bottom of your email that says "updated 5 minutes ago.") Waiting for government officials to process forms.

Those who have not gone through adoption know about waiting.
Waiting for the report from the spot on the scan.
Waiting for people to make amends.
Waiting for the work-day to end.
Waiting for (you fill in the blank).

The waiting process seems endless. We wait. We wait.  We have things to do (see previous post). We make dinner.  We fold clothes.  We vacuum.  We go to the store.  We live our lives.  We do those things.  But in our hearts, we are still waiting.  We have an uneasiness because it seems as if all is not resolved.  We are waiting because something needs to happen.
The job.
The person.
The (fill in the blank).
Something needs to move forward.
Yet, we are moving forward.  Waiting is not sitting still. Waiting can be such a growing time.  Our hearts may feel uneasy, but we can do two things according to Psalm 37
Rest in the Lord
We can take comfort, feel at home, abide, rest, relax, release our stress, and just find peace in God.  This waiting period could cause unrest, no peace, stress, fear, or anxiety.  Yet, God commands us to rest in Him.
 
Keep His ways
We can do, obey, and keep His ways (or commandments, testimonies, i.e. GOD'S WORD). Our "things to do" should be to obey God's commandments.  For me, that is being a good wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. For all of us, that is choosing joy, loving others, serving others, and living godly lives.

We have more waiting now.  I asked you to pray for this "waiting child" and please PLEASE pray about her.  We have spoken with our doctor and her opinion is a positive one.  She feels that this child would require very little help (if any). But we are not the only family interested in her.  The general policy with our agency is that if more than one family is interested in a waiting child, that the agency chooses the family that is the farthest along in the process.  We are five months away from being about to start the traveling paperwork.  We might (and probably are) the last in line for her.  More information was requested (by another family) concerning her.  They plan to have more updated informationon her development in about two weeks.  They will share that information with all the families interested.  At that point, hopefully, we will know if we will move forward with this particular little girl or not.

PLEASE PRAY! 

Please pray for
1. Patience as we wait.
2. Our hearts to not get too attached to her little face.
3. Wisdom to evaluate her new information when it comes in.

Thank for for sharing in this journey with us!