On Hurricanes And Provision

I think I had an epiphany this morning.

I have friends in the adoption community now.  Mamas I’ve never seen in real life and maybe never will until heaven.  It’s kind of neat, because they’ve walked or are walking where we are, built-in relational equity.

Several have checked in, fearing for our safety with these impending storms.

And I just say to them over and over:

I’m not worried.  The thing about hurricanes…there is literally NOTHING you can do about them.  You can not be in control.  All you can do is be smart, pray and wait it out.  Just wait it out.

And suddenly I realized, that’s how I need to approach adoption.

Adoption is frightening.  So many uncertainties.  The paperwork, the costs- financial and emotional, the process, the unknowns.  All we really know is that Sissy is our daughter and we need to bring her home.

But just like God knows how the path of this hurricane is going to blow, He knows the path this adoption is going to take.  He already knows.

We’ve seen Him in this process.  He taps us on the shoulder and whispers- “I am here.” I had a dream where He came up behind me, touched my shoulder and said these words:  “It’s not going to be as hard as you think.”  He is doing things.

He’s with us in EVERY storm…not just this hurricane.

And maybe this doesn’t seem like the most amazing epiphany ever…but I feel a shift in my spirit this morning and I feel less fear.

Fear lies.

God can do this.  He can bring Sissy home.

joaquin

fearisaliar

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2 thoughts on “On Hurricanes And Provision

  1. Diane Tucker says:

    Chris,
    This is so beautiful. I can certainly identify with your waiting, even though, we did not go across the world to get Andrew. But we had to wait, for God’s perfect timing, and His divine plan. And He had Andrew all picked out for us to adopt and love. He knew the path we would take before Andrew was truly “ours”.
    We know that you are working hard to bring Sissy home, and we know that in God’s perfect plan, she will be with you all.
    God bless you all and may Sissy come to meet you soon!
    Diane

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