Lifetime Christian Adoption’s Founder Mardie Caldwell has a favorite devotional book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. From time to time, we cite passages from this book to help you on your adoption journey. Today’s passage is actually from Sarah Young’s “Jesus Today for Kids.”

This beautifully moving and thought-provoking message reminds us to praise the Lord even on our most challenging days during the adoption wait:

“You have so many blessings in your life that sometimes you take them for granted. You may start to see only the things you don’t have, instead of all the things you do have—and then you miss My Joy completely.

I love it when you praise Me on good days, but I especially treasure your praises when you’re having a terrible day. Why? Because I know that on those days, you’ve searched hard to find Me and My blessings.”

Jesus Calling for Kids passage

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for His love and for the miracles He does for people. Let them offer sacrifices to thank Him. With joy, they should tell what He has done.”
—Psalm 107:21–22