Monday, May 12, 2008

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform
He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides up on the storm
Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs, and works His gracious will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, the clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break in blessings on your head,
His purpose will ripen fast, unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower
Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan His work in vain
God in His own interpreter, and He will make in plain

This is the song that we sang last night at Church. The song went with the lesson that was prepared. I really didn’t feel like going back to Church last night. This crazy weather has my sinuses all messed up. I am so glad that I went back last night. I feel like it was really meant for us. The heart of the lesson was when we ask God for things-that sometimes we wait longer to receive what we’ve asked for. Things just aren’t handed to us that would just be too simple. God wants to make sure we are ready to receive the blessings that he has prepared for us. I did take a lot from this lesson because I’ve been talking to God lately and asking for His help. We are considering doing a con-current adoption. We want to make sure the time is right and this is the path that we are supposed to take. I don’t want to make a decision right now because I feel like I would be making it all for the wrong reason. We do know that we will wait until we feel like the door is completely closed for Vietnam. Right now we don’t feel this way. There is still hope and we are willing to wait it out. If they tell us that the program will be shut for a while this is when we will start our con-current adoption. I pray daily that there will be a resolution to what is going on between the US and Vietnam. I pray daily for the families who are so close on the list to receive a referral before September 1st. I pray for the families who have been giving a referral and who are waiting to travel. I have met thru this blog some of the most encouraging ladies. I feel very blessed to have such an opportunity to meet each of you. I do believe that if God shuts this door another will be open. If that time does come-we will move on. Like the last verse of the song says-God is His own interpreter, and he will make in plain. When the time comes we will know His plan. I think the song says it well. The Bible verse associated with this hymn is Romans 11:33
Oh, the depth of the riches, the wisdom and the knowledge of God.


fiveinthehive said...

Jessica, your attitude is so obviously faith-filled. I couldn't agree more that God wants us to be ready for the gifts He wants to give us. I'm still learning all of the ways He's prepared us over these last 26 months and continues to prepare us for our boys. It's a blessing greater than anything we ever dreamed of and yours will be, too. ~Gina

Lennah's mom said...

Happy Late Mother's Day.

dwayne and melanie said...

Yes, Jess, God will interpret it when we are ready to see it. Faith, my friend, faith and trust. Isn't funny how God puts things just out of our reach that we have to trust Him fully? I think of you all the time. God is good, He will provide.
Love ya,