From Disappointment to Thanksgiving

I’ve been overwhelmed by this lingering feeling of disappointment today. Yesterday we were hoping for good news that our adoption had been finalized in court and we would be traveling to Ethiopia soon to pick up our boys. Instead the news we received was that our court date had to be postponed again. (sigh) I know that God’s timing is perfect. I’ve been repeating that truth over and over in my mind, and seeking comfort from His Word…. “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” I am pouring out my heart to Him, and … “My soul finds rest in God alone…. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.” (from Psalm 62) He is “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble, with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Cor. 1:3-4) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) I am praying with thanksgiving… I am thankful that I can trust Him, for “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) I have been reminded of an acquaintance whose adoption was postponed, and she was later told that it was during that extra month of waiting that her child was introduced to Christ through a lady at the orphanage and chose to accept Him as her savior. I don’t know His purpose in allowing this postponement, but I choose to say “Thank you God that you are in complete control, nothing has escaped you, and I can trust you.” Peacfully waiting for our new court date, April 6th, to arrive. Please continue to pray with us.

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  1. I just checked your blog yesterday in hopes that you would have good news to share. I am sorry that you are in "wait" mode. I am praying that God will grant you patience and understanding as you have to wait. As you so eloquently said, I am sure that there is definitely a good reason that this happened. Without a doubt, He is preparing them or you for the better. I pray that God will give you a spirit of peace and acceptance for the next few weeks to come. God Bless you!

    Thank you for your prayer and sweet comments on my blog. It means a lot!

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