Thursday, February 16, 2012

Be Still..

Today was one of those days that I could have done without.  I've just been an emotional mess.  My patience has been limited, tears were on the verge, and I just felt like putting on my sweats and crawling into bed.  My job can be very demanding and there were times throughout the day that I just felt like going home.  Our adoption is held up again financially and I just want to see some movement.  But I sit here. Still.  Eerily still..

This evening I opened up my devotional Jesus Calling and this is what I found.  "Thank me for the conditions that are requiring you to be still.  Do not spoil these quiet hours by wishing them away, waiting impatiently to be active again.  Quietness and trust enhance your awareness of My presence with you.  My strength and power show themselves most effective in weakness." - Sarah Young

Wow.  God really knows my heart.  I could not have needed to hear this more today!  I know in adoption there are a lot of moments that require us to be still.  If you are having one of those moments, I pray this verse helps you along the way. 

   My grace is enough; it's all you need.
   My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. 2 Corinthians 12:9 MSG


1 comment:

  1. We have also been in a "slow mode" financially this month, which is causing a delay in a referral. I use Jesus Calling, too, and found this devotional helpful. Though we know we must be patient with the adoption process and trust/wait on God's timing, it is sometimes easier said than done! In my heart, I know God is probably giving us a "pause" to prepare us for what lies ahead and am trying to embrace it.
    Blessings to you on this journey!