"Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage." Psalm 14:27
As of this evening, we are officially "waiting" for Baby P. We just received word that all of our information is now available for potential birth mothers to start viewing (a week early!). As exciting as this is, we're already realizing that this is by far the hardest part of our adoption journey so far. The unknown is proving to be more difficult than we imagined. Wondering who is looking at us... Will we be chosen?... How long will we have to wait?... and the list goes on. It's consumed our conversations this evening. I feel like a broken record, but as it comes to your mind please say a prayer for Baby P and his/her birth mother. Most likely, she is already pregnant and beginning the whole process of adoption. I can't even imagine the difficult decisions she is having to make right now. What amazing courage, strength, and love she must have - completely unselfish. Please pray for Ben and I as well - that we do not become consumed or discouraged with the wait, but that we remain hopeful and are daily remembering the Lord's provision. Each time I have begun to feel discouraged over the last several days, these verses in Isaiah kept coming to mind...
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God; the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary. His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary, and increases power to the weak."
What comfort...all of this is in His hands. He is the EVERLASTING GOD...CREATOR OF ALL THE EARTH...no task is too great, and no detail too small. Do I forget that so easily? Regardless of the wait, the anxiety, the fear, the unknown...a great joy is coming! HE IS FAITHFUL.