Thursday, December 15, 2011

God's peace

The last time I wrote about our adoption two weeks ago, I was having probably the hardest time yet with our wait and our process. Those three days were so tough but you know what? God TRULY became my strength when I was weak and I'm so grateful in His persistence with me!! He brought people, songs, sermons, BSF lessons to my heart that really encouraged me NOT to give into the temptation of doubting God's power (David gave an amazing sermon on "lead us not into temptation". One of the many things I've learned and witnessed through our adoption journey is that spiritual warfare is real and among us everyday. And when we are feeling weak and not holding onto the promises of our Lord, Satan can really get to us. We have been in Acts and just finished Hebrews for our BSF study and what amazing words of encouragement about Jesus as our high priest and His superiority over EVERYTHING. This past week's lesson was so encouraging about faith. Trusting and believing in what can not be seen. Run the race with perseverance. And not just the race that is life but the "race marked out for us". Fix your eyes on Jesus. He endured the cross so let us not grow weary and lose heart Heb. 12:1-3. WOW!! What amazing truths that I need to constantly surround my heart and mind with today and everyday. Please pray for me to be diligent with spending time in the word!

Up until we hit the teens I haven't bought anything (except his caterpillar) or planned much for when our little guy comes home - just makes it a little harder when you have stuff around! Last month we painted some canvas' and this month look what came in the mail!!! 5 stockings hanging on our mantle!! His has reindeer on it and we will get it embroidered with his name next year because he WILL be home by then =)

One more thing I wanted to share!! This is the song that brought me to my knees two weeks ago - well I was driving, holding my coffee and sobbing so not literally to my knees but my heart was at His throne. I pray that this encourages someone who needs this today. The lyrics just hit me - I posted them below the video link!

"Never Alone" by the Barlow Girls
I waited for you today
But you didn't show
No no no
I needed You today
So where did You go?
You told me to call
Said You'd be there
And though I haven't seen You
Are You still there?

I cried out with no reply
And I can't feel You by my side
So I'll hold tight to what I know
You're here and I'm never alone

And though I cannot see You
And I can't explain why
Such a deep, deep reassurance
You've placed in my life

We cannot separate
'Cause You're part of me
And though You're invisible
I'll trust the unseen


Sara said...

Yes, Kathryn, thanks for pouring it out. I don't know why those hard days of waiting are part of His plan but He is still God and He has not fallen of His throne. So glad you are hearing His voice and encouragement.

Anonymous said...

AMEN and keep the faith that His promises declare! Especially at this Christmas with our Christ child coming,"God with us". We know that baby boy Lewis is coming soon and will continue to pray for his parents, the government in Ethopia, the adoption agency and all the details, you, Neil and the girls...He WILL be loved!