Monday, November 14, 2011

God is God and I am Not!

I am a smidge bit of a control freak. (It tends to run in my family.) And this week, I am feeling particularly out of control. More out of control than normal, that is. And, I know that it’s ok, and I keep telling myself that it’s ok, but I’m having a smidge bit of a hard time feeling ok with knowing that. Make Sense? But, I have found comfort in the following verses. I know I have many different adoptive bloggy friends and a few “everyday life” friends that are also in this crazy adoption process, so I hope that these verses comfort you a little bit today, as well.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Philippians 2:13 “It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”

Psalm 37:4, 7a “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.”

PS- About five minutes after I posted this, I received an email saying our Home Study was approved!!  Thanks be to God from Whom ALL blessings flow!!  AMEN! :D

3 kind thoughts:

Kayce said...

I am just like you Brooke! I've got to have control and have it all go my way and I just have to keep reminding myself like you said, God is God! Thank you for this post...I needed that reminder again.
So happy for you regarding the hs!!!!

Jennifer said...

I'm with you too! Our adoptions are a HUGE lesson in patience I've learned to rely on God more than I have ever in my life. So glad to hear your HS was approved!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

I'm a control freak as well. God continually has to remind me who really is under control ALL THE TIME. Congrats are home study being approved =)

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Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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