This is Psalm 115:1…Not to us, oh Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness.
Chad is reading through the bible this year. I am so proud of him for sticking with it. I made it to Epiphany, January 6. =) This was part of his reading yesterday, and after he shared it with me I really began to think about what this means. So many people have shared with us that they are amazed or proud or any number of adjectives meaning they are astounded and/or impressed that we would choose to adopt an older child. I always tell people that it is not us…it is God. And I mean it. I never could have planned, orchestrated, hoped, or dreamed this whole thing up. This is completely God.
Then I come to today. I am literally feeling jumpy, skittish, nervous, upset, frustrated, and overwhelmed that I have no timeline, no info, and apparently no chance of talking to the embassy because they do not answer calls or have full voicemail boxes. UGH. And then I think of this verse…because this verse means that I want all the glory to go to God because of HIS LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS. If I am trusting in his love and faithfulness I should also be able to remember that NO GOVERNMENT is deciding when our daughter comes home. Only God will. No embassy, or ICAB, or children’s home, or social worker, or airline, or any other entity on this planet is either. ONLY. GOD. WILL. Because of his love and faithfulness. They never fail. They have never failed since the foundation of the universe and they will not fail today or tomorrow or any day into eternity. I can trust him. I must trust him. He is doing this in his time. I am thankful for it…even as I squirm. Thank you for tuning into my self-pep talk. =)