You’ve made the decision to adopt, you’ve contacted an attorney and adoption agencies, paid money, sent profiles, you have completed a home study, maybe you’ve even decorated a room …. and NOW …….. you wait. You wait for a phone call; you wake up every day wondering if this will be the day when it comes, and go to sleep wondering if it ever will.
First and foremost, get to know God. He is the one in charge, who is guiding the process. Look to HIM; get to know Him! When you read His Word, and spend time with the Creator of the universe, the Author and Perfecter of the faith, then you get to know that He is GOOD. And when you know that He is good, you trust Him. And when you trust Him, you look at anything that happens, or doesn’t happen in your life as oming from the hand of God. And since God is GOOD, then what He’s doing in your like must be for your good (I know, it doesn’t seem like that at all, but trust me on this one)
You see, God isn’t interested necessarily in your personal happiness or fulfillment. What He’s interested in is your holiness, your devotion to Him, and your obedience. Romans 8:28 says “and we know that all things work together for good, to those who know God, to those who are called according to His purpose. When you understand this, and begin to look at your life and circumstances through God’s eyes, there comes a point where what you want lines up with what God wants, and anything and everything that happens in your life you can accept and have peace about because you have your spiritual filter on.
God is in control, and He will not leave you forsaken, He has a plan for you, and He loves you!! Let Him work. Don’t fight what He’s doing, but let Him have control. Stop worrying and trust Him! He knows what He’s doing. He’s God, remember? And His plan is so much better than anything you could have cooked up on your own. I know – I have messed up my life on numerous occasions.
I prefer to place it in His hands and trust that he will take care of me and all of my need. ”And I know that my God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” PHIL. 4:19
He is good, He’s taking care of you, so stop worrying, and look around you. Look for the opportunities that lay before you every day to serve, to bless someone, and to further the kingdom. When you are doing what He’s called you to do He will most certainly provide for you and bring joy into your heart, no matter what.