This has been such a very frustraring week! Things haven't gone as I had hoped and I am still waiting on information that I don't have! However, God has been answering my prayers! I am sure you all know this, but even when God's answer is NO, he was still faithful to answer the prayers of our hearts! Sometimes it is really difficult for us to accept His answer when it isn't always YES. And, while I have always known this, and God has told me NO on multiple other occasions, this week's NO was still very difficult! My heart has been sad and heavy this week! But, God has and will continue to give me the strength I need for today! Here's another truth.... the strength that God gives us is like the Manna he gave the Israelites while they were in the wilderness. He only gave them enough Manna for that day, perhaps our portion of strength is like that Manna, otherwose we might not have need to trust him for the "Manna" the next day! And, while I am feeling very much like I am in the "desert place" God is still providing the "Manna" that I need for each day! And, with the 20/20 hindsight that the Israelites didn't have, I know my "Promise Land" is on the horizon! My prayer is that I will listen to God and not have to wander in this "wilderness" for 40 years!
Thank you for your continued prayers1 Please continue to pray as I meet with the Executive Director, International Program Director and my Sweet Social Worker this week to determine what exactly is the best plan of action to take at this point in my journey. Unfortunately, we may be re-visiting the idea of changing countries, which I am not certain I want to do! But, this is God's Journey and He is in control! Please pray for God's wisdom, will and His strength to endure! And YES, she is worth all the waiting that I have to do! Please pray for my sweet little girl while she waits for all the "grown ups" to get everything worked out! Pray for God's protection, provision and will for her as well!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING!" Proverbs 3:5