Yes....we are still waiting. Although I have struggled over the past few months, I have comforted myself with the story of Abraham and Sarah. God promised them a son, and they waited years to see that promise fulfilled. God had made a covenant with them and God is faithful to his word. This Sunday as I sat in Sunday school learning about God's tests of faith, I could feel mine growing weak. I thought to myself maybe nothing is happening because God really didn't promise US a child...maybe I just imagined his stirring almost two years ago. I believe God is faithful, but maybe I just mistook my emotions for his leading. I started thinking about the finances and the wait. Needless the say...I was probably failing this test of my own faith. As we were walking from Sunday school to morning worship, a couple from our church handed us a card. I waited until we were outside to open it. They had no idea of the mental battle that had been going on all morning in my head, but God used them to speak to me. He whispered...I know what I am doing...trust me...I said I would provide and I am going to. Because of the wait, some of our paper work is having to be redone. We have to travel back to Atlanta to redo our I-600a and just received an email today about updating our homestudy. Both of these things will take time and money, but God has already revealed himself in these situations. Thanks be to God for his faithfulness and loving kindness. He is so patient with me in all of my shortcomings.
"Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised." Genesis 21:1
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[a] being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Keep us and the other families that are waiting with us in your prayers.