Thursday, October 13, 2011

Adoption and Cattle

The latest theme in my spiritual life?  Cattle.  

I've recently been overwhelmed, even frustrated, with the cost of adoption.  In my day-to-day life, I get annoyed when I realize that finances are all that stands in the way of us becoming parents.  (Well, that and God's Sovereignty, but from a practical point, ya know...)

This week, all over the place, I have felt God whispering to me "I own the cattle on a thousand hills... you think the cost of your adoption is too much for me?".  Yesterday, when meeting with a good friend, I was telling her that God keeps reminding me of the verse, but I couldn't remember where it was.  Here it is:  Psalm 50:10.  Read the context too.  God's reminder to me that He holds all of this in His hands--financially, timing, and otherwise. 

I KNOW that God isn't disturbed by the cost of adoption, as reminded by a friend on Facebook.  I KNOW that the frustration of finances (to me) isn't frustrating for God.  He knows the beginning, middle and end of this story, and all I can see is the right now.  I KNOW all these things in my head, but my heart is having a hard time recently.  

Seeing this post tonight from our friends helped: 
We are $6,549 away from reaching our adoption fundraising goal of $32,000! Amazed at God's provision with 3 months (hopefully) to go. We have raised $25,451 in less than 10 months. I just read through all the donors names in my little adoption book. What a joy it will be to one day show our son everyone involved in helping get him home. Amazing. Simply amazing. Please never let finances interfere with giving a child a family.

Did you catch that last sentence?  Good reminder for me today.  God's perfect timing.

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Tomorrow, I will talk with our social worker and revisit our home study--mostly about finances.  Would love for you to pray with us. 

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