Acts 17:24-25 (New International Version, ©2010)
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
Do you realize that God loves us pure and simply because HE LOVES US? He does not need us to complete Him. We can not fail Him, and we can not impress Him. He does not need us to "save the world" or "save someones life".
These things are in HIS hands alone.
When thinking of adoption, it is all to easy to think He is calling you to save the life of a child. But I don't think that is correct. He is calling you into a life of sacrifice, obedience, faith and love. He is calling you to live out your faith, and in return He is lovingly crafting a family for both you and that child.
he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else
God is saving that childs life, not you. I think, often times, He may be saving your life as well.
For those of us waiting for our husbands to have a change of heart, for those of us waiting to see if adding to our family is in Gods will, for those of us praying for a specific waiting child.... GODS WILL BE DONE! GODS WILL WILL BE DONE!
TRUST IN HIM FULLY! HE HOLDS ALL THESE LITTLE ONES IN HIS HANDS! WE MUST ANSWER HIS CALL AND BE MOVED TO ACTION FOR HIM, BECAUSE OF HIM! BUT THAT ALSO MEANS WE TRUST HIM FOR THE OUTCOME, WHATEVER IT MAY BE. SOMETIMES THE OUTCOME IS WAIT, SOMETIMES IT IS NO, AND SOMETIMES IT IS GO.
NEVER LOSE SIGHT THAT IN ALL OUR PRAYERS FOR THE ORPHANS OF THIS WORLD, IN ALL OUR PRAYERS FOR OUR HEARTS DESIRE TO BE FULFILLED IN BRINGING A CHILD INTO OUR FAMILY, IN ALL OUR PRAYERS FOR THE LIFE OF A CHILD TO BE SPARED AND PLACED INTO A LOVING, CHRISTIAN FAMILY...
IT IS NOT UP TO US TO SAVE THIS CHILD OR THAT CHILD. FACE IT, WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THAT!
IT IS ABOUT BEING FAITHFUL TO GOD, SERVING GOD, LOVING GOD. IF YOU ARE LOSING SIGHT OF GODS HEART AND WILL IN THIS JOURNEY THROUGH THE ADOPTION WORLD, IF YOU ARE STARTING TO PANIC, YOU NEED TO GET BACK INTO CONVERSATION WITH HIM.