Friday, December 16, 2011

Not Exactly the News for which I was Hoping

So there is a new rumor.  It isn't good...it isn't bad...it isn't even more than a teeny-tiny rumor.  The rumor is that matches are coming for families with LID 8/8, 8/9, and 8/10.  Usually I wait to talk about the rumor until they are confirmed, but as we get closer to our login, I get more and more emotionally involved.

I have been telling most people we will most probably won't receive our referral in this batch or maybe even the next, meaning we will receive our match February or March, but based on my response to this rumor...my heart of hearts was hoping for this batch (though that would be 8 days of matches.)  

If we got a referral now we might be traveling by March at the same time as a bloggy friend, but I would miss my church's women's conference. 

If we got our referral now we could tell everyone at Christmas and have a photo soon, but we might be delayed by having not gotten our i800A.

If we got our referral now it would be God's plan, but if we don't, it is not.

Really, it is as simple as that...and saying it, speaking truth...it always helps me.

Now this rumor is only and itsy-bitsy rumor, but my experience is they seem to grow into truth...so if it doesn't, if China does send matches all the way through the 15th, I will know who to thank, who will deserve the praise and honor.

In the meantime...

1 Peter 1:3-9:

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  to obtain inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,  so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;  and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls."

Oh, and if you just want to be encouraged by how powerful and loving God really is check out the links at Linny's Memorial Box Monday.  Some of the stories will bless your socks off. 
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2 comments:

No Greater Love said...

Praying for you!!!! Waiting is excruciating sometimes.

And thanks for the encouraging link...I haven't read her blog in a while...it's so good to read how the Lord does amazing things, and how much He cares about even the small details of our lives.

I have a Kindle, and have gone crazy the past few days downloading all these free books from Amy Carmichael, Hudson Taylor, Mary Slessor and Rosalind Goforth...and they all have a common theme of the Lord answering their prayers, mightily. :) It is so encouraging. And when He didn't....it was always because there was something better in store.

Nancy said...

This strength you have... I'm hoping it rubs off on me. I'm not sure if it feels like strength, or maybe more like doing what you have to do because there really isn't another option. But that is true strength... divinely given.
Thank you for providing the inspiration,
nancy