Friday morning came with a buzz of excitement around our house.
I talked to Ares Of Hope and they said everything must of went great
with Joseph's visa or they would of heard. "So go ahead and book your travel for the
4Th of November" I called and got our travel agent on finding us a flight out and
I called all my friends and the Dr's. office for Jo's Dr appts. I couldn't believe
that I was so close to going and getting our little boy...
I called the office again because of a question I had and that is when they informed
me that Joseph's visa apt got cancelled. He has not even had his visa appt yet.
I was shocked and alittle bit discouraged. I had been praying all week for his visa
appt and thought that it was happening. They told me to cancel all travel plans and make them for the next week. I had to call and cancel his Dr appts and call everyone back to tell them.
Please pray for Joseph and his health.
My sweet Taylor brought this article to me last night and said "mom you have to read this"
We are all guilty of thinking that we cannot possibly do the next thing until this or that takes place. We have a displaced feeling. Our heavenly Father knows how to place us where we may learn lessons we could not learn in any other place. To be aware of his divine plan, you must have faith that all is well'. There is not one circumstance the Lord's hand hasn't touched. There is not one disaster that surprises Him. 2Chronicles 16:9 " For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.." My Brother has asked me in times of turmoil, "Is this something you cannot trust God with?"
Today , let's do the next thing trusting that His control is over the very circumstance that may be "too big" for Him to handle. Get to your next task. Must you do laundry? Do the children need to be read to? Has dinner been planned? IS there sewing to be done? Be JOYFUL as you work today. Proverbs 15:13 How can you be joyful with 'that' burden still looming? I love to recall this verse in times of fierce heat: Daniel 3:17 " If it be so, our God whom we serve is ABLE to deliver us from the fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O King." Let us meditate on contentment. Proverbs 15:15 "All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart doth good like medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Ecclesiastes 2:24 " There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink. and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God."
-Article from "Seasons at Home" magazine
So tonight and every night until we can bring Joseph home I pray that I rest in the
truth that my God is in control and he knows all things and I can trust Him with this adoption and with my very life..