Saturday, October 27, 2007

So you may wonder what is going on.

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"
On Contentment
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..

love ya,


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry... what a test of your faith... I will be praying that this week, NOTHING stands in the way of bringing that little one home. I pray no evil will stand in the way of his appointment, and that God and his warriors will surround that Visa appt.

When do you think you're flying now? Love ya, Denise

missy said...

Oh, dear, sweet Robin. I know you are feeling low, but how thankful you must be for your precious Taylor. I remember having a really bad day toward the end of Levi's adoption. The girls were tucked away in their room for hours and appeared with a sheet of lovingly deocrated paper full of Bible verses to comfort me. Thank the Lord for our sweet girls who are so in tune to God even when we as the moms have lost sight. Praying for you. Missy PS I was thinking we could get together after Joseph comes home, but if you want to try to meet up before that to play away some of the time, please let me know. We would love to.

S and K said...

My sweet friend... I am praying for you and your gorgeous son. I am praying for his appointment and I am praying for his health. I am praying against discouragement and praying against the schemes of the evil one. I am praying for your travel arrangements.

Love you,


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