Monday, May 5, 2008

Keeping the Faith

Sometimes it's discouraging and difficult to hold onto the hope that my referral will come. In the past month, there have been 7 (known) referrals in my agency. One was for an infant girl. One was for a sibling group (both girls). The other 5 were for boys.

People who went on the wait list after me, some as much as a month after me, have gotten their referrals. It's hard to keep faith that my referral will come at just the right time- God's time.

But I will keep faith.


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose... What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? ... Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:28-39

6 comments:

Jana said...

His timing won't be late by a single day. He is trustworthy!

It's going to happen!!!! :)

Susan and Chad said...

Grace, stay strong girlfriend! We are with you... Peace to you in the waiting.

habeshachild said...

It's coming! Really - very soon. And as soon as you get your referral you will forget all about the wait. Sounds corny, but it is true.

Leslie said...

Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

They are hitting all around you. Your time is coming. Do keep the faith. The minute I saw the Kennedy post, I thought of you and how you must feel. I can tell you from first hand experience, that it will come and the sadness you are feeling right now will not matter one bit. (Just like those birthing pains that people seem to forget) On our first, EVERYONE that had their court day the same time as ours, got their kids home 3 months before we did. I was majorly depressed. I can't even really remember that time except to know what you're going through. This time will pass and you will soon know all about your little girl.

Jan

m&r said...

Hang in there! I know how hard it sometimes is to keep the faith, but things do always seem to work out exactly as they should. Your referral is coming and it will be exactly when and how it is supposed to be...

(and hey, if you need something to distract you, you could try taking the "Grace Challenge!" :) )