Monday, February 8, 2010

He is trustworthy

"The LORD's promises are pure;
like silver refined in a furnace,
purified seven times over."
Psalm 12:6 (NLT)

It's a full week of packing boxes and packing suitcases. The Lord has continued to keep us praising Him, as well as giving us lots of opportunities to test our faith. Needless to say, we have not had a dull moment in a long time!

This week, I'm especially thankful that God is trustworthy, and, as Psalm 12:6 says, His promises are pure.

The photo above is a tangible reminder that I can trust God in all of the details of my life. In 2005, He invited our family to embark on one of the greatest adventures in our lives - adopting a little girl from China. The journey seemed long, and including a blood test that suggested I had Leukemia. (A few months and many more tests resulted in the "all clear" news.)

But, despite the bumps in the road, His promises proved true. In 2006, He brought us all the way to China and back with Sweet Sara. Since then, life has brought many, many more challenges our way, but God has provided all that we needed to persevere - and so much more.

In 2008, God put adoption again on our hearts. This time, however, He led us to a little boy in Ethiopia. I can't explain it, but it just made sense to our family. And so, we said YES!

This adoption journey has been even more crazy than the last. It's also been doubly blessed with new friends and strengthened faith. In a very short time, He will bring us all the way to Ethiopia and back. Only God knows what kind of healing our new son will need, but we trust Him to be faithful, because His love never fails.

As humans, we try our best to be trustworthy, but, the fact remains that as humans, we all fail each other. God, however, can be trusted. Always.

We may not understand His reasons and we may not always like His answers. But, He always, always, always has the very best plans for our lives. Each and every one of us.

As we press further into Him, may we have eyes to see His goodness and hearts to receive Him more fully. May we know His love and trust His promises more and more each day - for it is in Him, through Him and for Him that we are LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

Sweetest blessings & JOY,


TanyaLea said...

I love your heart and your faithfulness, AmyJo!! :) Your love and trust in God is so refreshing to me, and I just love visiting your blog. It always builds me up and I wish I could just take and plant you right next door to me! Seriously.

And I can't WAIT to 'follow' you on your journey to Ethiopia. Adoption is definitely a faith-building journey, and a chance to grow so much closer to the Lord through all of the challenges and hurdles. But He is faithful and He will never leave us or forsake us. Not because we deserve it, but because Jesus paid the price for us...THAT ALONE is enough and what makes us worthy of such an amazing love!

Indeed, God can always be trusted ...ALWAYS! <><

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya

Sharla said...

You have put it so beautifully. What a great reminder! I just found your blog today but look forward to following your journey to bringing home your son from Ethiopia.


(who just brought a son and daughter home from Ethiopia six months ago to add to our family)