Friday, March 16, 2012

~*Being Real*~

I have to be real with ya'll. 
I have struggled more with this adoption than I ever thought I would.  One minute I have hope and the next panic sets up in my soul.  I walk in the Word one minute and walk in silence the next.

One of my favorite bloggers, Angie, over at The Cellar Door Stories, has also been struggling with the wait for their adoption, too.  If ya'll are not savvy on the UPS and DOWNS of Ethiopian adoption I will give a quickie lesson.  Ethiopia wanted to protect their children available for adoption from fraud so they have made some changes.  However, in order, to protect these blessings this means a MUCH longer wait for these precious jewels to be placed in families. 

In this lovely post, where Angie gets real with us all, Angie shares the link for a sermon that touched my very soul.  If you have 25 minutes to listen and want to walk away from the computer feeling completely fulfilled then please stop now and go and listen to James' message.  

I have some processing to do of this message and I promise to be back to regular posts in a bit.  

I hope ya'll don't mind me being real and saying the following.

This adoption is hard.
The wait is harder.
But the peace of the Lord overcomes any doubt and fear!
  

3 comments:

  1. The wait is HARD! There's no question about it. Try really, really hard not to get wrapped up in the drama of it, though. Even if the wait is long, you will need all the strength and sanity you can muster once you get the little darlings home. The last thing you want to do is what I did and that's go into the adoption already exhausted. Step back from it as much as you can. Try not to let the process get under your skin. Ha Ha, easier said than done, I know. But, the time will come when you'll be glad you did.

    Hang in there! This process isn't for the faint of heart!

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  2. So glad you could be encouraged by that sermon, too!!!! i'm planning on going back to listen to the whole series. yes, the peace of the Lord overcomes any doubt and fear!!!! praying for you!

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  3. Be patient. God will eventually answer your prayer if you go to Him. If it`s God`s plans, then He will make it happen.

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