Monday, February 7, 2011

Finding Joy

We found out Friday morning that we did not pass court again. We were rescheduled for March 7th.  Although my heart mourns the fact that we have to wait longer to bring R home and tears still flow unexpectedly,  I have found joy in my Lord and Savior.  I have been so blessed by words of encouragement and have felt prayers of many who have lifted us up.  I have been talking with my Savior and  have been reading and meditating on His Word and have found great peace.

Psalm 46:1-3,7a,10
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and mountains quake with their surging.....The Lord Almighty is with us....Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

God, You are my strength!  I will not fear the "what ifs" This journey is not about me.  This journey is about bringing glory and honor to You.  Lord, may you be exalted on high in our journey.

Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

I trust you, Lord! Even when I don't understand!

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Lord, thank you for loving me and carrying me through this hard time.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose.

Father, all your ways are perfect and good.  I know you called us to adopt and You will work everything out for good.

James 1:2-4,12
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perserverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything....Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Lord, we have faced many trials in the last year and a half, but I will keep my eyes are on you.  I trust you.   My reward is not here.  My reward is eternal life, that I have received through faith in my Lord, Jesus Christ. 

This is only a portion of the comfort I have received from meditating on God's word in the last 3 days, but my hope is that it will provide comfort for others who may be going through a hard time.

May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
may the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
                                 Numbers 6: 24-26
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers!!!


  1. Continuing to pray for you all and for nothing else to stand in the way of bringing R home through the rest of this process!

  2. My heart hurts for you. Praying this next court date is IT!