Monday, April 28, 2008

Wait ... aka No News

I was reminded by a friend today, who commented on my post about wanting to travel during our "preferred time" that God has the perfect time already mapped out. Sometimes, I need that reminder as I try to be God's appointment secretary and tell Him how it should work instead of praying that His will be done for our family.

I sent an email to our agency and feel, based on his answer, that we do not have to worry about missing Joshua's graduation. I think, but of course could be wrong, that our referral will not come this week. Not because of problems, but really because God's appointed time for Ellie to enter our lives has not yet come. And, because I trust Him to do things much better than I ever could, I will continue to wait until He says it's time. I probably won't be patient about it *smile* but I will wait. And, while we wait -- here's you a funny to enjoy ... It took me a minute to understand that the cat is in a bird cage (hey, it's late).

We did receive a copied set of our dossier in the mail today. It is the copy we will take with us when we travel. That seems like progress to me.

I am reminded to go to God's word when I need a reminder of how He wants me to live my life. In His word, I found the following reassurances for me tonight. I suspect if I were to look back on my blog, I would find these same verses somewhere else. Somehow, it's a lesson I have to have repeated from time to time. I think the message to me is clear: Wait.

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Hebrews 6:15
And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Psalm 5:3
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.


Monica said...

Waiting is so hard! I think the closer you get to the referral the harder it must be. I know for me at my stage in this process it's not too bad waiting but even for ME I'm impatient for YOU! You are SO close. I hate to tell you but I voted for your May 20th date a long time ago... that's not TOO far away now thankfully. I voted for that date just because we all know Kyrgyz is going to start going thru a major slowdown just based on the #s of families submitting dossiers. I hope you know something soon!
Best wishes!!!

Kelli said...

Waiting is so hard! The following was on a church sign I passed today: God may be slow, but He is never late!