Yesterday, my Idaho friend, who God has used as the needle to stitch our adoption tapestry together, sent this as “good to read before court”. Thank you, God has you send what we need when we need it most.
This says it all…and is the path we’ve walked for exactly 20 months; the stirring, the unsettling, the narrow road, the uncertainty, and the peace. The paragraphs that so perfectly describe this season of our life from Connie’s beautiful One More Ladybug blog are below but you absolutely must follow the link to read the entire post.
We’ve received His invitation to walk the narrow path several times. I call it ‘that awful place where you know what you ought to do, but you don’t know how you can do it …or if you even want to.’ Yes, it’s the awful place. There is a stirring, an unsettling. And so much seeking ~ “Is this really You, Lord? Or is this just me?”
And then there is the peace that comes with complete surrender. Surrender isn’t having all the answers or seeing it laid out in black and white. Surrender is stepping out, without necessarily knowing ‘how,’ ‘why,’ ‘when’ or even what the finish line looks like. And the peace of taking that step is indescribable.
That’s hard to explain in today’s instant world. We have so much at our fingertips, literally, with our iPod, iPad, and iPhone. But the result of faith isn’t revealed instantly. On one hand we can pull up tons of data from a postcard size gadget, and on the other we don’t know what tomorrow looks like when we accept the Lord’s invitation to journey with Him.
You will be blessed, we promise. Thank you, Connie, for putting words to our heart.