Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hopeful Sunday

It's snowing ... AGAIN! Spring is just around the corner, but winter is hanging on tight. Will someone please cut it loose so it can go haunt another planet!

That's ok, it's time is limited.The battle between winter and spring is moving ever closer and we know who wins.

Tough week. We still are functioning with only one car, lousy finances, and stress. The weather is a bummer, and I'm worried about our "girls" Brigita and Nellie. Will anyone ever love them enough to take them home?? Oh, there are people out there who do love them and want them , but they are also the people with obstacles that won't allow them to. Why can't it be just a little easier!

BUT! Even when the walls are falling in on you, you must have hope. I've learned that our God is not only a patient God but He loves surprises, and He really loves catching you off guard . I don't know about you, but my prayers are never answered the way I think they "should be". The answer is never predictable or expected. God always delivers His answer in the most round about way possible and usually better than I expected.

So today as the walls are closing in I'm rejoicing with hope! I know God has something up His sleeve. I'm hopeful that He will guide us in the way to go, I'm hopeful that we will start to rise out of the waters that are growing higher and higher by the day. He won't let us go under.

I'm hopeful that the seed that has been planted in our hearts, to help the orphan, will grow and grow.

And I'm hopeful that hearts will be softened, the hearts that are turning away from the orphan will see them through the eyes of God. Will see these children as gems, and love them and want to help.

We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.

~ Psalm 33:20


Scrappy quilter said...

Yes sweet friend, we always have hope. All in God's perfect timing. Hugs and love

Rochelle said...

So true Steph, our hope in God is perfect in this imperfect world. Can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for you guys.
I am sorry that you guys have to struggle but, I know our struggles strengthen our bond to Him.
Love you and hugs to you,

PS Thanks for grabbing Dariya's button! xoxo

summer said...

Wow - this is a great post!!! You and your family are in my prayers!!! Brigita and Nellie are beautiful and I pray a Mommy and Daddy are ready to save them!!!

Lacey said...

I am so with you sister! Its snowing here again, and freezing! Arina's adoption drained us, and daddy didn't get paid for as much of the time off he took as we thought he would. So right now we are hanging by pennies until our tax refund comes. Its so frustrating knowing your getting a ton back, but its just taking so long!!
On a high note, I've had a couple people now tell me that Arina looks so much like Em!

Becca said...

Thinking about those sweet girls today, so happy that there are people like you who fight so hard to help them.

Sorry you still have snow. We are having a beautiful spring-y day today!