I never would’ve thought that good could’ve come from it.
I never would’ve imagined that I’d be thankful for what happened last week.
It should’ve only seemed like a cruel joke…
Our adoption process… the link to this baby who we love and yearn for… it had been painfully disrupted. Adoption from the entire country stood at a standstill. And then, beautifully and miraculously, all barriers were lifted. The way was clear. Oh, how we rejoiced. God had moved! He heard our prayers!
And then, within 24 hours, we were told, “Nevermind.”
What a shock.
But I have to admit this: I am glad for the one day of rejoicing that we had. It renewed my spirit. It refreshed my hope. It reminded me that God is in control, and is even in control when circumstances seem to prove otherwise.
I am weak, and I have no doubt that my faith may falter again if our wait grows longer and longer… but for now, I feel no sorrow. In fact, I am thrilled to see what God will do next in our lives. I especially can’t wait to see what God is planning for the (at least one dozen) families stuck in Uganda fighting for their children. Aren’t they a beautiful picture of God’s tireless pursuit of us, His own children? Let’s hold tight to our hope in God as we pray for them and all of the children who are waiting on the Lord’s perfect timing to move in might.