Friday, August 24, 2012

In the Waiting

To me, these two signs perfectly represent what International adoption from India is like right now.  And I'm not even in process!  There are many who find themselves "in the waiting" right now with no certain or clear picture of what lies ahead of them on this journey.  It is difficult for us, as we begin to talk about starting another adoption journey, to know exactly how to read these signs.  Do we need to buckle our seat belts, and proceed toward India and the unknown with caution, or do we turn aside and begin to investigate another country?  Right now, we have the liberty to make that decision.  For those friends of ours, and those we don't know, I just wanted to share a word of encouragement that I came across this week.

Job, speaking from a place of total hopelessness and no control over his own life, speaks these words to his friends...
Job 9:4-11 (NLT)
For God is so wise and so mighty.  Who has ever challenged him successfully?
"Without warning, he moves the mountains, overturning them in his anger.
He shakes the earth from it's place, and it's foundations tremble.
If he commands it, the sun won't rise and the stars won't shine.
He alone has spread out the heavens and marches on the waves of the sea.
He made all the stars - the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky.
He does great things too marvelous to understand.
He performs countless miracles."
Yet when he comes near, I cannot see him.
When he moves by, I do not see him go.

I was reminded that God is always working for his children.  We may not see what he is doing, but we can rest with confidence that he is actively moving and the God who places the sun and stars in their place, and holds the oceans at bay, can easily bring his children to their forever home!  Nothing can stop him from working his purpose!

Psalms 37:7a
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act!


Cristy said...

This makes me smile! Thank you for the encouraging words.

jasonlsneed said...

Candice, this is a great reminder for anyone who is going through a hard time! Thanks for the great reminder during this time in our lives!

Peter and Nancy said...

Candice, this is so weird -- but I feel like these words were meant for me. This has never happened to me before, but I had a very specific dream last night that there was a 12th comment on my blog post. (I knew there were only 11 yesterday). So when I woke up this morning, I checked, and there was your comment . . . which led me here. Thank you for posting this -- it is so very appropriate for our 3+ year journey.

Carmen Druckenmiller said...

You don't know me but my husband and I are just beginning to adopt from India. I did a google search for India adoption blogs and yours came up. I look forward to reading your story! We adopted from Ethiopia 2 years ago and our boys have been home for 1-1/2 years now. I couldn't wait to get started again and now it's finally here!

Carmen D.