Not a great faith we need, but faith in a great God.
-J. Hudson Taylor
The adoption process can be long, arduous, and trying. In fact, it is almost the same as waiting 9 long months for a baby to be born! If you want to overcome the challenges you may face during the adoption process, you need to believe that God is at work and that His timing is always perfect. Sometimes God’s actions in our life do not seem to make sense. We are made to wait for long periods of time with no answer in sight. We allow our hearts to doubt and long for answers to numerous questions. The good news is that God does not mind our questions. In fact, God invites us to come and reason with Him several times in the Bible (Isaiah 1:18, 41:1, 43:26). It is heartening to know that He understands our pain and wants us to express our frustration honestly.
Whenever I am frustrated by a difficult situation, I invariably think of Job. He suffered enormous losses – he lost his possessions, influence, status, health, and all his children and servants. He became so frustrated that he even cursed the day he was born. But, he still clung on to God. Job is a great example of the unshakeable faith and trust in God that we should model. God does not promise us a problem-free life. But, as we face life’s trials and tribulations, He promises never to leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). So open your heart to Him and share your frustrations. Meditate on His Word and replace all negative thoughts with His promises to you.
Charles Wesley wrote the following stanza after studying Abraham’s faith (Romans 4:13):
Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,
And looks to that alone;
Laughs at life’s impossibilities,
And cries, it shall be done!