Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Singing A New Song

Well...we have still another paper glitch which I feel greatly concerned about the time-frame in regard to how quickly it will be resolved. I have been shaking my head in disbelief all evening. Obviously, it's way late here and I am still not sleeping. My anxiety levels have been running in high mode of late. So, I went to my emails to search for a word from God through Joel Osteen.

Somehow, I believe God speaks very directly to "me" through Joel...LOL!!! It doesn't seem to matter to me that thousands of people are also receiving this very same message. It just seems to be very appropriate to my situation and to this adoption process. In fact, I don't even read them daily. Although, every day there is a message from God's faithful preacher-man;-). I always say a little prayer, before opening the message, asking God to tell me what I should do.

So, tonight I go through this process of soul searching and pray for God's word. It was titled "Change Your Song". I thought about my dismay engulfing the entire evening with the discovery of the paperwork error. Well...Joel's associated scripture is: "Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love"(Psalm 59:17, AMP). Alright...then I think perhaps I am expecting myself to be the force behind the progress in this adoption when I should be looking for God's perfect timing. Looking to God's power rather than my own!!!

Joel goes on in his "word of the day" to further explain that David had all types of adversities going on in his life and he chose to sing praises to our mighty God. Because David knew that his power was weak compared to God's. Further, Joel points out that David wasn't sitting around having a pity party. No...David was telling his "difficulties" how God was so much mightier than were his troubles.

In close Joel recommends: "Do you need to change your song today? Instead of complaining and thinking about what you're not, start thanking God for what you are becoming. Just like David, stay in faith and sing to the Lord knowing that He's going to complete what He's started in you."

So, I am "Singing A New Song" of how much I love the way God works in my life and the wonderful people I have found during this adoption process who share my desire to bring this little girl home to her forever family. This is His time to say to me "trust Me, my child, and do not lean on your own strength". I am going to praise God for His Son who saved me and sing the song of how wonderful He is!!! I have faith He will complete what He has started in me and Vika will soon be in my arms. Until then...I know she is in Jesus' arms waiting for her family. Many blessings!!!

1 comment:

  1. Trish, thinking of you & yours lately. Now, you know it is NOT truely a Russian adoption unless there are a few glitches--LOL. I have never heard of not one smooth as ice Russian adoption. Yet, we all keep going back! Soon enough, Vika will be with you all and loving every minute of it. I can not wait for that post! It will happen in time. Hard to wait, trust me, I know how it feels. One day we will havwe to chat via phone again. Prayers arew coming your way and your daughter will be home sooner than you think. Alyona asks all the time if Vika is with her family yet. So, you have many, many out there thinking of this sweet little girl half way around the world waiting to be reunited w/ her family. What a glorious day it will be.

    Stephanie--mom to 7 special kiddos!!!