"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." Lamentations 3:22-26
"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him." Isaiah 30:18
The commentary in my Bible explains this verse: "What does it mean to wait for the Lord? It means to trust him when a situation looks hopeless- even when it seems he is gone."
Others seem to have such trouble free adoption journeys and sometimes I am tempted to wonder "why?". Why did our LID take 33 days? Why have we never received an update on our child? Why are we still waiting for LOA at day 75? And why oh why did our agency not include the notarized letter that I sent months ago? Yes, I would like to know the answers to those questions, but I can have hope and assurance knowing that my Heavenly Father does know and that His plans are always perfect. This is not the way I would have planned our adoption journey, but He is omnipotent and omnicient and so my faith rests in Him. My God is bigger than any orphanage director, any adoption agency, and the CCAA. As much as I want to have Ellie in my arms today, it is simply not time yet. God led us to this adoption, and I trust that He will lead us through it.
Thanks for praying!