Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thoughts . . .

As I sat by the pool today, reading The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans, so many thoughts flooded my mind.  I have been struggling lately, on an emotional roller coaster so to speak.  I have days where I trust God without hesitation, then I have days where I go rushing down the steep slope of that shaky wooden emotion roller coaster, thinking the adoption will never happen, we will never have the money for it, I will never have a baby, etc.  It just seems unreal and so far off on those days when I take my focus off our Lord and His plan and try to do things on my own.  Then today, as I was sitting there reading this book, it was glaringly obvious to me that a life without Christ and His hope and promise of a child whispered in my heart several years ago was no life at all. While the book I am reading is quite good, the author is in desperate need of our Savior.  She shares her heartaches, fears and joys through the adoption process with no real hope.  She turns to Buddha and misguided fortune tellers, muddling through life without Christ.  I am SO thankful for my Lord, my relationship with Him and the opportunity He has presented to us to share His sacrifice and love with a our baby waiting in China.

"'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,' says the LORD. 'For the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, hat it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.'"  Isaiah 55:8-12

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