"The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21
Though I may not fully understand WHY this side of Heaven, the Lord is good even when he allows suffering.
He allowed us to get pregnant with our first child and took him/her away during our 10th week of pregnancy.
He allowed us to get a referral for an adorable little 6 month old boy and then find out one month later that we will not be able to adopt him.
We just found out today that his birth family has not released him to be adopted.
So we feel like we have had another miscarriage. We have lost another child. We are mourning, and still processing all of this.
You can pray that we would be able to say, like Job, "Blessed be the name of the Lord," in the midst of this trial. We will continue to pray for this little boy- that the Lord would place him in a family, even if it is relatives in Congo. We will pray for his salvation. And for the other little boy that God has for our family.
We are trying to rejoice in the Lord in all circumstances and bring him glory as we mourn, but not as those who have no hope- because our hope is not in the things of this world. It is in Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. But it is sad to think of this little boy, who we have been picturing as part of our family for the past month, and know that he is sitting in an orphanage in the Congo with no mother or father.
Cling to Christ,