Sunday, April 10, 2011

Up. Down. Steadfast.

 turbulence [ˈtɜːbjʊləns] rarely, turbulency
1. a state or condition of confusion, movement, or agitation; disorder, anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes

We began this journey in faith and will continue in faith. We knew there would be turbulence with an unclear ending yet....we remain steadfast. What this news means we don't know yet. This news is from the US Department of State with names taken out for confidentiality. This was released as an alert not a notice. Alerts (according to the website) are "to caution American citizens about adopting from a certain country. Adoption Alerts may notify that a country has suspended adoptions or that the United States cannot process adoptions from that country."
"On the evening of April 7, 2011, the President of Little One's country signed a Decree transferring all functions of the current central adoption authority of the country to a different authority. We do not yet know how the implementation of this transfer will affect processing of adoption cases. Whether old adoption authority will be able to continue processing currently filed cases remains unclear.
The Presidential Decree will become effective immediately upon its publication in the Government's official newspapers, which may be as early as Monday, April 11.According to the old adoption authority there are now 134 U.S. families registered, some of them already in-country."

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1Cor 15:58

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love ... Psalm 33:18

Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. Psalm 112:6-8

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

We remain steadfast in the Lord, trusting Him and not our own understanding. We will continue to put one foot in front of the other. If it is meant to be we will someday get there. Such a long road but we already love her so very much. We will wait...however long it takes.

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. Hebrews 10:39

1 comment:

The Peterson's said...

Oh man, praying for you guys.You are right on the mark, hold tightly to the stronghold of Jesus and be steadfast. And in those moments when you don't "feel" steadfast remember that "the Lord himself goes before you and will prepare a path."