My sweet preacher husband often reminds me and our church that the word of God is not a cafeteria line...
But on days like today...days when I am longing for Africa, longing to know who our little girl is, longing to have her home. On days like today I wish I could do a little picking and choosing in the scriptures.
Today I would choose to have the second half of Psalm 37:4
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of the heart."
I would totally pass on the first half of Psalm 37:7
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him..."
And I think I would wash it down with a little Luke 11:9
"Ask and it will be given to you"!
In all reality I am ready...ready to know who she is, ready to bring her home, ready to experience Africa again but... I am trusting. I am trusting that my God has a plan and that His timing is perfect. I am trusting that He has something to show us and teach us in the wait and that he is preparing our family and precious little girl on the other side of the world to be a family.
So just forget my order above...
Instead, I will take a little of Jeremiah 32:17
“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."
With a side of Psalm 33:11
"But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations."
And I might just take a little of Isaiah 40:22...just as a reminder of who is really in control!
"He sits enthroned above the circle of the Earth"
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