Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trust in the Lord

While I lay awake this morning at 3:00 a.m. I contemplated getting up, but instead a verse came to me and I spent a long time thinking about it, studying it, praying it:

Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your OWN understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will DIRECT your path.

There have been so many things during this journey I have not understood. There have been so many things that I have had to go on faith and take huge, uncomfortable leaps. We are still walking in that faith today as we meet with the orphanage director/doctor to learn of Ellie's medical history.

God continues to whisper in my ear that everything is ok, that He is in control and reminding me how very, very many things He has taken care of -- without my help.

And, so, when I logged in this morning, I almost cried to find that the funds have become available to grant us a loan from The Abba Fund -- an interest free loan, no less, to cover a portion of our adoption. We had put a large chunk on our credit cards before leaving and were concerned about the interest we'd have to pay, but had no other option. Now this. With this and some other fundraisers we are doing when we get home, we will have enough to come back to get her!! Of course, we knew God would not call us and then not provide, but it's always glorious to watch Him work.

Trust in the Lord -- lean not on your own understanding.

Thank you, God.


Johnda said...

THank you so much for that post! We/I are dealing w/ the overwhelming feeling of debt. I have to work and w/ Josie home I feel torn on my priorities. I know God is with us. I just needed to hear that!!! Thank you so much..
I felt like that post was for ME!!!
That might sound crazy...

Blessing to you and your family!


Betsy said...

I'll be praying for you as you prepare to learn more about Ellie and her medical history.

I can already tell you one thing for sure... she is beautifully & wonderfully made, and absolutely perfect in God's eyes!

Sending hugs your way to Bishkek!

Monica said...

Sounds like you're doing well there staying busy. I'm impressed that you can get work done! I do agree that we have to trust God and let him take care of the details. I will continue to pray that your journey goes smoothly and that you get to bring Ellie home very soon.