Thursday, November 17, 2011

 I was listening to a sermon tonight that talked about how God keeps his promises in spite of contradictions.  When I heard that, I started listening intently.  My mind has been obsessed lately with orphans, I prayed a year ago that the Lord would break my heart for orphans, and that is exactly what has  happened.  So, you all know that we have listened to the call to bring home Nellie.  We kind of felt that the money would come quickly, and that the process would be easy.  Well, it has been several months and during the wait it has been confusing, painful, and full of tears. It just seems to make no sense.  God broke our hearts for these kids but it seems impossible to make it happen.  It seems to be this huge contradiction.  How could God want us to go and get this little girl but make it almost impossible to go get her.  Then I heard the words, God keeps his promises in spite of contradictions.  Do what God says even when it makes no sense.  In the confusion, pain, and craziness of it all go forward and don't turn back, believe that He will work it all out.  How did Abraham feel as he was about to sacrifice his son?  When God told him to sacrifice Issac,  how shocking is that really?What is God doing here, I mean it makes no sense to us.  God seems to be acting out of character here.  But really, God gave Abraham a problem here that only the Lord could fix.  We have to trust Him, how can our little minds expect to understand Him. He is completely beyond our understanding.  I have a tendency to disagree, and not listen when things aren't going the way I think they should go.  But what did Abraham do, he obeyed God even when it make no sense.  He trusted that the Lord knew best, and he went to sacrifice his son.  Abraham could do what God said because he believed Him.  So even though things seem to make no sense with our adoption, I don't know  how He will work it out but I know He will.


  1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

    ~ Proverbs 3:5

    Beth are you on FB??