Thursday, September 20, 2012

Big News
 grab a cup of coffee for this long one....

 We have some new things to share
I'll  bring you back up to speed on the adoption front if you have missed out
We were placed with a birth mom last July  who turned out to be a con artist. Once the dust settled not only were we devastated with our emotions, we lost all the money we had raised.

“Our Lord, You Always do Right” (Psalm 119:137-160)

As a woman who actively seeks to obey God, there have been confusing times when I read these words and wonder with a breaking heart feeling like the wind has been knocked out of me. It goes on to say that “your decisions are fair”.

How can I believe these truths when humans disappoint or hurt us deeply? How do I pick myself up and put one foot in front of the other? How is it that we are left grabbing our hearts trying to breathe? How can I understand that the Lord ‘who always does right’ watches me as I am left crumpled and defeated?

 It doesn’t feel it was a right decision.
  I pray I don’t waste a trial believing that God is the one who does right and makes decisions never thought possible. He takes the pain and breathlessness, hugs me and says, “Just walk with Me, I know what I am doing. Do you trust me? Read my promises.” Not only does King David say that the Lord does right, he continues by saying that “your teachings are true and will last forever.” 

Bottom line, earthly things don’t last and life is short so don’t waste a trial and grow, grow, grow!

What am I going to do with a situation? What outcome can I pursue that is God-honoring that allows Him to take my trial, or a broken heart, and help me move to the next challenge? I read the heartfelt cries of some of the journeys of those like the Psalmist David and the Apostle Peter whose hearts were desperately broken. This is not a new journey.

Bottom line, through this process the answer has been to grieve, cry, and then grieve some more. Engage in letting God hear your heart and then in quietness listen for Him to speak. He does!!! Scripture is the vitamin to gain health. We have to actively make a choice. Then at just the right moment, thank God for His amazing love, His constant faithfulness, and His promises. It means taking a conscious step forward asking for the next step.
The Psalmist then says, “I am eager to learn all that you want me to do; help me to understand more and more”. That’s when the adventure begins my dear friends!~

 God gives us a new strength, a new respect for ourselves, and a new journey never thought possible.
Life isn’t about not getting trials…that is a given, but it is how we fair with the trial. Give yourself time. God is riding above the heavy waters with us and sitting beside us.
 “Be my Defender and Protector”. He is all that and more!
which brings us to this wonderful blessing that just fell in our lap

God has blessed us with a birth mom that is right close to home
She is due the end of this month and she picked us!
so we will go the hospital when she goes into labor 
and bring home the baby from there and wait until our court date
30 days after the child's birth

we are praying for God's plan in all this and for 
God to provide for us financially as well
we have applied for a few more grants
and have taken out  a small loan
but we still  have to cover attorney costs 
we lost all of the money we raised from the scam last summer so were working to build it back up. 

If God has put it on your heart to give and be part of this journey
there are many ways 
click any of the sites on the sidebar and start shopping
or just click the donate button
Every little bit helps and thank you for being part of this journey with us.

please lift us up in prayer and we will keep you posted as this crazy journey continues 

We thank you so much for all your prayers and giving hearts

Our God is a good god!