As many of you know, Ray and I have been in the process of adopting a little girl from Bulgaria for about five years now. It has been a long process with some big lessons learned along the way.
At times through our process we have felt forgotten. We had even joked that we wondered if the adoption agency in Bulgaria had lost our file or if they even knew we existed. There have been times I have accused God of forgetting us too. Questions like "Are you even listening?" or "Do you even care?" have come from my mouth in frustration. I even started referring to our adoption as the mountain that just won't move.
As we waited God began to do something in my heart. In His unfailing love, He began to minister to me with words of encouragement. He knows my heart is drawn to music so He introduced me to a song that has become and anthem and a lesson learned. The song is called "Trust in You" by Lauren Daigle. In this song Lauren sings about learning to trust God even when things don't seem to be happening the way we want them to. She even refers to the mountains that are not moving.
Three weeks ago Ray and I were able to meet our daughter in her home town of Shumen, Bulgaria for the first time. It be came very clear that what I had assumed as God not doing anything was actually God working in a powerful way to prepare us for each other. His silence was not an act of disregard towards us but an act of love towards our daughter as he prepared her for our family.
I wanted to share this testimony with you because I know some of you are also waiting. Some of you have asked the questions "Are you even listening?" and "Do you even care?" I want to encourage you today that He is here and He is listening. God is always working and in the right time He will show you have all of your circumstances work together for good.
In Ephesians 3:17-20 Paul is encouraging the gentiles to know and understand the good plan that God has for their lives. He encourages them to trust that God loves them and in prays that they would "....grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." He reminds that God can and will do more than we could ask or imagine through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I have included the link to "Trust in You". I hope you can take time to listen and be reassured that no matter what your circumstance looks like today, you can trust Him. His love never fails!