Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our God is Greater

It seems that with each adoption, God gives me a song for encouragement.  This adoption, it is 'Our God is Greater'.  When I first realized that was 'the' song, I didn't really know how much I would need to hear Romans 8:31 over and over during this process.   On July 8th, our agency received LOAs for our LID date.  Everyone's except ours.  We are reusing our dossier and that seems to be a Russian Roulette process.  Some sail through and some wait and wait.  When our LOA didn't come, I realized that we were probably going to be one of the families that waits...and waits.  There's a sense of hopelessness in that.  I've seen families who've waited over 100 days for LOA and families close to 100 days with no LOA in sight.  I've had to adjust my hope that she'd be home for Christmas (which I originally felt was highly likely) to preparing myself emotionally that we may not even meet her this year.  It's hard having a child across the world and not being able to go to them.  It's harder having a child in need of medical care and knowing they won't get it until they are home with you.  Fortunately for me, I have an Awesome God.  A God who is always in control.  And so I say...

If God is for us, who can be against us?  

I know that God has this all planned out in the way it should be.  Not my way, not China's way...HIS way.  And I wouldn't want it any other way.  

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