Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rich in Mercy...

I am reminded today of God's mercy, His grace and how it is so rich. We have a God that goes beyond.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." Ephesians 3:20

I used to read that verse and think of big things, the grand, great things that God was going to. And while I still believe in those great big things that God can do, I am also starting to see this verse come to life in the small things.

Case in point...

Adoption is a LONG process and there is nothing you can do to speed it up. At times it is discouraging and I have found myself wondering if we will really make it to the end. Wondering if we will ever finally meet and bring home our Kenziah Reigh (can you tell that doubt seems to be a stronghold in my life)!
Enter God...doing immeasurable more than I could imagine.
Today I met my friend Kathryn at Chick-fil-a. As we were getting ready to leave I noticed a woman walk in with an African child. Of course I was drawn to her but felt silly walking up and saying "hey, did you get your kid in Africa?" So my sweet friend asked her for me...thanks Kathryn! Turns out the woman's little boy was from Ethiopia and they had used the SAME AGENCY we are using!! We talked and I admired her precious little one. She even let me know about a group of adoptive parents that meet in the area. I can't help but be thankful and amazed at God's love. I wholeheartedly believe that He ordained it all. He knew the discouragement in my heart and so He put this sweet mom and baby boy in my path. The more I have thought on it the more I have felt Him whispering...just trust, be patient, in my time. It was certainly more than I could have imagined...God allowed me to see a "real" family who had been all the way through the process on a day when I was starting to doubt the process!! Immeasurably more for sure!!

What a mighty God we serve!!


BeechemBrightSpots said...

I can totally was a very long process for us to adopt Ethan! It took 17 months from the time we started the process until our precious son was born! And during that time I had plenty of doubt & depressions...esp when the first birth mom changed her mind. BUT if she had NOT, then we would NOT have Ethan. God is good & knows exactly what is best for us even when we don't understand! That verse is one of my life verses too! That & Psalm 37:4 got me through that long adoption process! It will happen in just the right time!

Keri said...

Like I said before,i don't beleive in coincidence. Wow!