Place Your Trust and Rejoice

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them; let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilth thou compass him with a shield.  Psalms 5:11, 12

Let’s face it, it isn’t easy to rejoice every day, especially when you may be dealing with a wait to adopt or another round of fertility treatments and tests.  But the Bible promises that if we simply put our faith in our Savior, he will bless and protect us.  Why then is that such a challenge for Christians some days?

I know that there were days it was easy to look around at others who had what I wanted and feel that somehow I was being punished by God or was simply forgotten by Him.  Why do we do this?  The Bible is perfectly clear, just trust and he will provide.  Looking back, I know that His plan is perfect, but why is it so hard to believe in the midst of the journey??

This is God’s challenge to us.  To teach us patience, obedience and trust.  To show us that He is our Father who loves us and He wants to provide blessings for us.  We need to trust Him, not fuss and fight every step of the way.

Spend some time today meditating on this verse in Psalms and find the place in your heart and your mind where you can truly trust God, and simply rejoice.


Prayer While Adopting

Couple waiting to adopt.Once you have made the decision to adopt, there are days when it may seem as though things are not moving along as perfectly as expected. There may be snags, hold ups, or maybe more serious issues such as a birthmother changing her mind or simply not selecting you to parent her child.  These are just a few of the worries that potential adoptive parents may face. While these obstacles may feel like they can’t be overcome, the truth is that they are not stronger than the power of prayer.

As a potential adoptive parent, you have to believe in your prayers and that, through them, you will be victorious in your quest to adopt.

Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.   James 5:13

Some couples have spent the greater part of their marriage trying to conceive a child on their own. Along with that struggle came tears, fear, and heartache from a growing concern that they may not achieve a successful pregnancy.  Through these trials, many couples find strength through their faith and prayers.  Similarly, God needs to play a central role in your adoption journey.

Having confidence in your prayer means holding on to the promises that God has made. It means reaching deep within yourself, putting your doubts aside, and exercising faith that your petitions will not be in vain. Spiritual strength is more valuable than most realize. At its core are hope, love, and faith. Knowing that God can help you and give you the desires of your heart can provide a family with everything that they need to have the patience to wait until they receive their adoption blessing.

One day, your family will be blessed with a child. When it happens, you will be eternally grateful. You will bask in the beauty of your new child and your family. But, you will also have grown, individually and as a family, because you will have a much greater belief and confidence in God, and the power of prayer.


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