It’s been a long road of obedience filled with lots of waiting, lots of paperwork, some fear, discouragement, and grief, mixed with hope and miracles. I would have chosen the short cut, but it would not have accomplished Christ’s purposes for me and my family. Walking with Jesus on the long road, letting Him carry us and lift our burdens along the way, has produced different results than my short-cut would have. The long road has made all the difference!
Nearing the end of this long adoption road, and awaiting the birth of a new life that will join our family feels almost surreal; could this really be happening? Then a gentle whisper in my soul reminds me of God’s faithful love, His pleasure in giving us the desires of our heart, and His way of changing us for His purposes. I’m grateful that on the long road, I have had to lean more on my Savior, trust without seeing the end, and see that God’s ways won’t always make sense here on earth. He doesn’t deal randomly or unkindly, but is quick to offer comfort, peace and grace that covers any need in the midst of seeming disaster. I’m so looking forward to the sounds of a little baby once again in our home, and thankful for what God has chosen for us. He is my Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace!