Why should I be surprised when God opens the floodgates of heaven and pours out provision? For some reason every time He rains down abundant provision from heaven, it leaves me speechless.
I shouldn’t be surprised. I know that. After all–He’s GOD! The Almighty Father. The creator of heaven and earth.
But here I am…speechless once again.
I’ll be honest. The last few months have been rough. We have faced financial obstacle after financial obstacle. I know many can relate. Times are just tough. The cherry on the top came when my hubby’s hours got reduced by 20% recently. We seriously did not see that coming our way.
But it did…and that’s okay. We accept the things that God allows to happen. We know He will never withdraw His hand from our lives. Ever!
In the midst of it all…peace! A deep sense of knowing that our God will take care of our needs. It’s a strange feeling when the things you see in the natural certainly don’t match up with the peace in your heart. During these crazy times we have chosen to hold onto His Word, onto the promises that are rightfully ours. We have chosen to walk by faith, and not by sight.
It really has been a ridiculous time in our lives to trust God for an adoption–on top of everything else.
But I am constantly reminded that we serve a God of the ridiculous! He wants us to trust Him for the things that make absolutely no sense to the world.
When we felt the Father calling us to adopt Hailee, I’ll admit my first reaction was, “Sure Lord, we’ll go…BUT (of course there always has to be a but in there) how in the world are we going to raise $25 000.00?” We knew we could not apply for adoption grants with this adoption. We felt sure that God did not want us to go into debt to bring home a child. How could it ever work out in a bad economy?
My dearest friends…I am overcome with emotion even as I write this. My heart simply cannot comprehend the love that God has for orphans. My human mind cannot grasp the magnitude of His faithfulness. For He is PROVIDING! He’s providing for Hailee in miraculous ways. Ways we never dreamed of, or imagined. The most amazing thing is that He is providing through people we have never even met! That just blows my mind.
I am deeply touched by the hearts of God’s people. Strangers! I am moved to tears when ponder the fact that God has chosen people who live on different continents to help us bring Hailee home. People we have never even laid eyes on have been moved by the Spirit to play a part in Hailee’s story. Surprising? I know it shouldn’t be…we do indeed serve a God of miracles in 2009! Right?
There are no words to express our gratitude. We are overwhelmed. I’ve said it before–God CAN and WILL provide for an adoption. All He requires are obedient hearts–those who will step out of the boat and walk on water. All He needs are those who will trust Him to provide. That’s when He gathers His glorious army of soldiers in the battle, and instructs them to pour out financial blessing. It’s truly a beautiful thing. How blessed they are for their obedience.
We’re getting closer and closer, my friends. We’re seeing a miracle unfold before our eyes. We still have a way to go–but the view is looking simply glorious from where we are.
What a God of wonders we serve!
“See if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” Malachi 3:10