“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!”Psalm 126:5 ESV
A friend shared this verse with me a long while back, and this will be the verse that I cling to on this journey. This journey of waiting for a child to bring into our family.
Most days are filled with complete trust, peace and patience. But I am human, living in a broken world, and so there are days of trust in the Lord, but not trusting the system, and sometimes not even trusting myself. There are days oozing impatience.
Some days I can’t help but be filled with concern for my child who could already be in this world, maybe not cared for. Is our child cold, are they being held close?
Then there are the days with trust, and such excitement and overwhelming love that my tears are already tears of joy!
I have choices to make on this journey, whose voice will I listen to?
I choose to trust in my God, that He is doing a good thing. I trust and know that one day, there will be shouts of joy. It won’t be my chosen day, but it will be the Lord’s; there is no greater day. I also might not receive what I think I want; but I will trust in Him regardless. Regardless of what happens here on earth, in this very short life, I can trust that one day, in eternity, there will be shouts of joy. That is a promise I can trust in.
The JOY of the Lord is my STRENGTH.
Are you in a season of waiting?
What gets you through?
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You said it so aptly Colleen. God has gifted you with much wisdom!
Thank you Marcelle, it’s without a doubt God, not me. I’m such an impatient person by nature 🙄. I could not do this without Him!
Hi! I came across your blog as I was researching somethings on adoption in Zambia. I just wanted to encourage you! Long story short, I have wanted to adopt since I was 17 years old. (I’m 35 now).. in 2018 my husband, myself and three kiddos, started our long international adoption journey. After many long years, we finally brought home our daughter June 2021 from Burundi Africa. During the journey the pain of the wait was so hard at times I wanted to give in. But I can say with confidence that having her in our arms now I would do it all again. I don’t know where you are in your journey. But if you are still waiting, find courage in our testimony! God is so faithful!