Monday, October 6, 2008

Prayer.....Patience....God's Power

Psalm 66:19 "God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.

Jeremiah 32:17 "Ah sovereign Lord you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."

It has been a difficult few weeks. So many of us have been praying for our international adoption agency 'Children's Hope International' as they re-apply for Hague accreditation. I am asking you to please keep CHI in your prayers. There are other issues related to the new Hague rules that are a worry for me right now, and I won't go into the details.....just keep this in your prayers as well. I am really trying to be patient..... that is really hard right now.

Through the frustration and worry, I am still encouraged by God's word. I was reminded of the verses listed above by a teaching colleague and a university student. I am privileged to teach at a Christian university where we openly pray in class. When we ask for prayer requests, I tend not to voice my own requests because I don't want to be the focus of that prayer time.....but I have been asking for prayer lately. My students have been so encouraging to me. That is a blessing in itself.

So, I am reminded that God hears my prayers and He does answer them. I am also reminded that nothing is too hard for the Lord. He made the heavens and the earth. He'll get me through this adoption process. He has little Caroline in his vision and is preparing me to receive her.......but, in His perfect time. Now, I just need to keep reminding myself of these things.