by Mardie Caldwell, Founder of Lifetime Christian Adoption, nationally-recognized adoption expert, and adoptive mother

Adoptive mother-in-waiting prayingSometimes what seems like a bad situation can turn out to be a planned growth opportunity. During your adoption journey, trusting God every day has to become your habit. Having trust in Him and letting go of how you’ll get to your destination can help you avoid a lot of unneeded stress. Here’s what I’ve learned: it’s crucial to daily affirm your trust in and gratitude to God, no matter what.
Sometimes we forget God can do far more than we ask for or can imagine. If someone would have told me 30 years ago that my company Lifetime Adoption would help thousands of babies and children find adoptive homes forever, I’m not sure if I could have handled the heavenly concept back then. I’m glad I had the mustard seed of faith that He would enlarge my aspirations to create adoptive families today. When I felt alone and lacking in trust, it was a matter of putting one foot in front of the other and getting back on track.
We are human, and the good thing is we can quickly get back on the right road and once again know He has it all handled. It’s exciting now to see both small and major events we didn’t expect. We have a long history of miracles and amazing adoption stories. This helps us all and will hopefully help you to “keep the faith.”
So be strong, have faith, and begin each day with prayer and positive expectations. Know that there is no limit to what God can accomplish in your life. Be mindful of having a thankful heart and looking forward with faith.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8