Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We have the referral! Oh it feels so wonderful to have it. Finally we can move on!

This morning I was reading some verses in Psalms, oh how I needed to read those! I should have read them a few days ago.
Some of the verses that really stuck out to me were:

"I trust him with all my heart"
"I will praise you forever"
"May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you"

I was challenged, as I knew that had not been me the last few days, so I wrote in my journal.

"Am I living like I trust you Lord? Am I? With all my anxiousness and worry over getting Nina's referral, am I forgetting who you are? Am I sinning against you?
I trust you with all my heart, I really do. You are my strength and my shield and you hear me. You change my sorrow and sadness and change it into dancing and happiness.
I will praise you forever. I want my words and thoughts to be pleasing to you always, today and tomorrow.
Oh Lord you are my rock and my redeemer."

And so I gave it up to God, nothing is under my control, and my anxioussness was literally making me sick. I had to give it up, I could not carry such a load any longer. What a wonderful surrender.

I counted all the blessings and miracles He has worked in our adoption process. He is in this, and He is good (wise words form John Stumbo).

It was a few minutes later that we got the phone call, we could get our referral.

How good God is, oh how good. God is in this, and God is good.


Jeanine said...

Singing praises with you. That is wonderful news. Happy Thanksgiving.

Alicia said...


Im so happy that you got the referal =)

Tarra said...

We are rejoicing with you - all of heaven was roaring over this matter with all of your prayer warriors doing God's work ....May He be praised mightly - He IS KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS!

Karien Prinlsoo said...

Praise God. He IS a good and caring God!

Nan and Dan said...

so so happy for all of you!!!!
woo hoo!! let's get this process moving!!
hugs to nina :)

Candi said...

What great news!!! Hopefully everything will go smoothly from here on, and it won't be long before you bring your new daughter home!

Darla said...

One more thing to be thankful for today!