Waiting is SO hard (the picture above is Georgia waiting for her turn at Mini Golf). Some days are easier than others, that is for sure! I would like to say that I have already mastered the art of waiting on the Lord, but I am realizing more and more that it is a lifelong process. At times I find it so hard to understand why our Homestudy took at least 4 weeks longer than it should have which leads to bitter feelings inside…if it had been completed when we thought it should have been, we would have been on a plane by now to pick up our sweet girl from China (I feel a bit like Georgia does in the picture). But then I realize that I need to surrender that thought to the Lord, which brings comfort.
I will admit this month has been a little tougher because those thoughts are arising again. I so badly wanted to bring Anela home for Christmas. But I remind myself that the Lord is IN control. He has a reason that I do not understand. Maybe I will at the end of this journey, and maybe I won’t. But when His perfect time comes, and I have Anela in my arms, that will be all that matters!
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. (Psalm 37:7)
Trust In the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)