Do I Trust God?

16 months ago we decided to adopt again.
10 months ago we were given the files for a sibling group that we quickly fell in love with.
3 months ago we were approved by Colombia to bring these children into our family.
2 days ago we were told that the US government intended to deny our application to adopt.
Deny. That was not a word I ever expected to hear. To make matters worse, the denial had nothing to do with our family or these children.

I was crushed. I was angry, disappointed, confused, and heartbroken. In that moment, the Lord asked, “Do you trust me?”

I had to wrestle with the questions…Do I trust God when bad news comes? Do I trust God when things don’t work out the way I expect? Do I trust God when the timing isn’t what I hoped for? Do I trust God only in the good times, or was I going to trust Him now? To be completely honest, I took a minute to think about it before I decided to answer YES. It was not something that came naturally but instead was a CHOICE. Sometimes that choice is a hard one to make.

I don’t know where you are at in life right now. You might be going through something incredibly difficult. You might have just received news you never expected to hear. You might be in a battle that seems too big to conquer. Join me and CHOOSE to remember the goodness of God. CHOOSE to trust His plan and His timing. CHOOSE to keep your hope in Him despite your circumstances.

2 weeks. The government has given us 2 weeks from now to respond to their denial. I have CHOSEN to trust my Heavenly Father regardless of the outcome, however, His Word says to ask, so today I am asking Him for favor with the US government. If you wouldn’t mind, I would love your prayers for this too. 

Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

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