Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's Gonna Be Worth It...

There's a song that my neice, Autumn, recently introduced me to. It's a song by Rita Springer called, "Worth it All." If you've never heard it, I have put a video link below. It is a beautiful song of hope. The lyrics go like this:

I don't understand Your ways
Oh but I will give You my song
Give You all of my praise
You hold on to all my pain
With it You are pulling me closer
And pulling me into Your ways
Now around every corner
And up every mountain
I'm not looking for crowns
Or the water from fountains
I'm desperate in seeking, frantic believing
That the sight of Your face
Is all that I need
I will say to You

It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it all
I believe this
It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it
It's gonna be worth it all
I believe this

It is a reminder that no matter what we are going through today, it is going to be worth it all to just see Jesus' face. Whether you are dealing with the adoption blues (that's me!!!) or if you are struggling with any other issue, the things in this life we struggle with are going to be worth it one day! The troubles we face are going to melt away, be a thing of the past when we see His face!!!

I can't help but think of our little one in the Philippines when I hear this song. Every day, I might face dissappointment that we haven't recieved the call, about the little girl we want to adopt,  but I know it is truely going to be worth it when we get to see our little one's face; when we get to wrap him or her in our arms and bring him or her home.  If you are in middle of the adoption process, remember...every mountain of paperwork, every corner that holds another bump in the road, every minute or hour  or day or month or year of waiting...it is going to be worth it one day!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Burden of Waiting

I've let far too many days pass since I have taken the time to write. Honestly, I've tried to keep myself busy just to keep my mind off of our adoption. This is my crazy season at work, and it has helped the days pass; however, not one day goes by when I don't think about our little one in the Philippines. Some days the waiting is unbearable; a weight so heavy, I simply cry out to God asking Him to move swiftly and give us an answer; and day after day, the sun goes down again in silence. Some days, I know I feel the prayers of others lifting me up, because the burden doesn't seem quite so heavy.

I don't know if you have ever had a season in your life where you had the great burden of waiting, but I want to encourage you today if you know someone who is enduring this season in their lives. Take time to pray for them and encourage them. Take time to really show you care and understand. Waiting on God's timing can be a heavy load to bear. It can be frustrating and stressful. It can be lonely. And yet I know the reward will be worth it all. I know on that day we finally get to meet our little girl, the days of waiting will melt away and the burden will be lifted from our shoulders.

If you are in a season of waiting, I want to encourage you today. Don't grow weary in waiting for God's answers in your life. Keep pressing on. The reward will be worth every minute, every hour, every day, every week, every month and every year of your wait. Ask others to pray with you and bear your heavy load with you, but NEVER give up waiting on God! He will come through! He is always faithful!