I am so very thankful for the sun shining in my window this morning as I prepare to head out to church. I love Sunday mornings, not because I get to sleep in or doing nothing today, but because I get to go to church to refill my soul and receive the strength I need to go through the coming week. I feel like I need it even more after this weekend.
This weekend was both joyful and extremely disappointing for us.
It was joyful because we got to travel to Indianapolis as a family and participate in the HearIndiana Talk/Walk/Run for hearing impaired children, and Jonathan was their special guest entertainer. It rained the whole morning, but that didn’t stop #teamhutch from running. :)
It was such an amazing time to see Jonathan interacting with other hearing impaired children who look up to him. He encouraged them to not let their impairment stop them from dreaming BIG!
But amidst the fun of the weekend, we were so very disappointed that we didn’t get to Skype with our girl. We never heard from our representative in her home country, so we are not sure why we didn’t get to. But we haven’t seen her face since December, and we would love to see her again.
It is so very hard not to have control of this situation. For everyone who has adopted or knows someone who has, they know that the road is filled with uncertainties and teaches you a great deal about patience.
When we realized we were not going to be able to Skype with her, it was so discouraging. But in situations like these, all we can do is pray to the Lord for strength and patience. We find great comfort in knowing that our lives and the life of our little girl is IN HIS HANDS. And there are no other hands that I trust more. They have never abandoned me or disappointed me before. God’s way is always best.
Do you ever feel like you can’t see God’s hand in your situation? I know I have felt that way at times too. That is when we need to TRUST HIS HEART.
God is for us, not against us. He loves us dearly and has HIS BEST in store for us.
When my mind starts to fill up with negative thoughts about our disappointments or difficulties, I try to remind myself of God’s promises found throughout His word.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will look for Me and find Me, when you look for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NLV)
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Message)
Friends, if you have disappointments or difficulties that you are facing right now, cling to God and His words to help you through it.
And if you would like for me to pray for you about something, please let me know. I would be honored. You can leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.