… your turn is coming

I wanted to write a post for the ladies who are waiting.
Who are frustrated at the ticking clock. The passing months that turn into years.
The ones who are heard their tenth baby/pregnancy/adoption announcement.
Who are exhausted and emotionally drained and feel as if they can’t handle another failed test, failed treatments, or announcement.

Your situation can turn around so quickly. You have no idea what God is working on.

I encourage you not to give up. To wait with hope and faith believing that God has something JUST FOR YOU in the wings.

His timing is perfect. The blessings that are in His will & plan for you are better than anything you could think of.

Please wait. Don’t give in to the lies your emotions will lead you to and the enemy are trying to infiltrate your mind with. God has not forgotten about you.

I encourage you to use this time to build your relationship with your spouse. Dig into your word and draw close to God. It makes the wait more bearable. It confirms that The Lord is with you. You’ll see Him moving, you’ll see your trust and faith in Him build and become stronger.

God is good always. Even when He’s not doing what you want or when you want.

My heart goes out to you.
And, we aren’t at the finish line.
We may be a little further down the road but we’re walking the same path.

Grow. Expand your circles to women who are going through what you are experiencing. Build a circle and a community of women who will support you, pray for you, and stand with you.
I volunteer the first slot on roster.

Hear this incredibly annoying and frustrating phrase “Be patient.” from someone who has been and is being while walking on your shoes.

God is good. His will bless you in the hugest ways that you will never see coming.

… Here’s to building and growing while waiting.

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… good gifts

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Matthew 7:11
“If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask?”

Finally becoming emotional at the goodness God is displaying to my husband and I. It’s unreal & had completely, utterly awestruck.

Our God is so good. He hears us. He sees us. And, He will trade make something beautiful of our ashes.

… here’s to believing a faithful God when He says that He will give you the desires of your heart if you seek Him.

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… worn

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I heard this song on Brandon Heath’s Pandora station and all but fell apart on the inside.

Between our adoption/fostering process being the most difficult situation and school starting – I am completely worn out.

Physically, emotionally, and mentally.

But, I see God’s grace in so many ways in every area I know there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I just have to get there.

I hear His voice guiding me and giving me directions on what to do when. Unfortunately, there have been times when, in the heat of the moment, I’ve forgotten everything He’s said. But, thankfully in His grace, he continues to give me opportunities to do better and obey the second (fifth) time around.

And, when I remember how gracious and patient he is to me….. It’s a bit easier to remember to be gracious and patient with my kids at school. I hope I’m getting better. I hope I’m listening more. I hope I am hearing him in the midst of everything else that is going on.

Just like I hope my kids are hearing me when their friends are talking to them or when they’re chatty and excited about learning the Scientific Method with candy …… (Yesterday was rough, y’all….)

I pray that I remember that he told me to be silent rather than impatient. To walk away rather than roll my eyes or give “a look”. And, reminds me to go back to love on and apologize when I’m wrong.

He shows me His glory. He gave us rest when we’re weary and worn. He sees our tears and hears our cries. He loves us. He fills us with HIS peace and joy until redemption comes.

He prepares us before he gives us his best.
And, for that preparation process- even when it’s painful – I am thankful for.

…. here’s to being comforted by the Comforter when I completely worn and forgive when I’m completely wrong.

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