Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Answered Prayer

Last Sunday, Orphan Sunday, I spent the day in prayer, reading my Bible and a few devotionals. I have never been one to pray for God to send me signs, but I prayed specifically that He would send me one if it was His timing for us to begin the paperwork process for our adoption.

I think the biggest struggle for us has been giving our complete trust and faith to God in His timing, not ours. It's very difficult to 'let go and let God'. We are so ready for a baby, we are ready for our next few years to be consumed with paperwork, home studies, and tons of waiting (we think!), but are we ready for the financial side? We are beginning to learn that we must just trust God to provide.

Just a few short hours after I prayed that prayer, I got a strong urge to check our adoption e-mail ( I was humbled when I discovered a sweet blog reader friend gave us a generous donation for our adoption fund. I cried. He delivered.

Since then, we sold two very cute bracelets off our Etsy site!

So we are trusting! We excitedly filled out our pre-application Monday, November 7th, and recieved our review on it the next day. We have to go over it and then call an adoption coordinator with questions. We've got a few. :)

Praising and Trusting,

"That is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." ~Romans 1:12


  1. You're right, it's hard to just trust in God and His timing, but that's where our faith is strengthen. It's amazing when he answers our prayers and make what seems impossible possible!

  2. LOVE this!! What an encouraging day you had! So happy for you that things are moving in the right direction. :)

  3. So inpiring, and amazing! he has shown you what you needed to see, I love when he validates our prayer requests! xoxoxoxoxox

  4. Very sweet post!

    award for you on my blog!

  5. Yes, it is very difficult to "let go and let God!" I'm so very happy for your request for a sign to be answered. It is so very exciting to start the Adoption process ... and I pray your wait is short!