It's been over two months now since we found out the little boy we were trying to adopt is no longer in the orphanage. We still don't have answers to where he is or what happened. However, we know God has another little one for us and His timing and plans are perfect.
As I look back at the last couple months, I envision Robert and I happily walking along a beautiful path, and then out of no where, our legs were swept out from under us, leaving us lying there, confused and dusty...and the path is no longer beautiful. After taking time to breathe, heal, and pray, we feel we are now ready to carry on and complete what God has started in our lives. We are helping each other up, dusting ourselves off, and even though the path is unclear, we will continue on one step at a time.
The song "In His Time" comes to my mind often. The lyrics are:
In His Time, in His Time.
He makes all things beautiful, in His time.
Lord, please show me every day,
As You're teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say,
In Your Time
In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful, in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring,
May each song I have to sing,
Be to You a lovely thing,
In Your time.
Honestly, I wish it could be MY time, I want more than anything to know the child He has for us and have this child in my arms right now. But it's not about me or my wants...it's about Him, and Him knowing what is best. He already knows the desires of our hearts, we need to have faith and trust that He is going to complete this blessing, and we are to give Him all the praise and glory along the way!
Without going into a lot of details, we are faced with a decision...I guess you could say it's two different paths. One path seems easier and shorter; the other path is longer, but may possibly have a clearer outcome. Either path we take will still need some major funding, about $16,000. Although we have been praying about both ways, neither of us feel God calling us one way or another. Please pray with us for wisdom and discernment, for clear direction, and for peace in our hearts. Also, please pray that we will find a fundraising opportunity and for a funding miracle to happen.
Thank you for taking time to read this and thank you for your prayers, concern, and love. Your support means a lot to us.
God sets the lonely in families.