So it seems like a jillion people are interested in foster care, but it’s the actually-jumping-in-and-doing-it-part that is so daunting.
If that describes you, I feel ya.
I am totally at a loss as to when/how/why/who we would foster. God, what are Your plans for us? We are lost, here!
My brother sent me a book last year that has totally changed my motto on what to do when something SEEMS like a God thing but I’m not sure how/if it should be played out in my life. (You have these questions too sometimes… Should I adopt? Foster? Special needs? Move? Stay? Quit? Start? Marry? Homeschool? Missions? Switch?) My new answer to these questions is the same as the title of the book he gave me… JUST DO SOMETHING! We won’t have all of the answers. Faith takes… well… FAITH. Meaning that we MOVE without always knowing how it will turn out.
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God is less concerned about whether we know the answers; He is totally concerned with whether we know HIM. And so we act, putting “it” in His hands and knowing that uncertainty leads us to rely on Him with increasing passion and trust.
That’s why Brad and I are taking these foster care certification classes. Should we foster? I don’t know! Adopt domestically? That sounds good. Wait to do much other than provide respite (foster babysitting) relief every now and then while we focus on Amelia’s adjustment to our family? Couldn’t hurt.
We don’t know what we’re doing.
But we’re taking the classes because I know we’re supposed to DO SOMETHING. We’ll see what that “something” is soon enough.
In the meantime, we’ll seek God’s face. I may never see a day in my life when I’m sure of what the next day will hold, but the point is that I (increasingly) know the One Who holds it.
(And for those of you who are wondering what the classes are like, I’ll post about that soon!)