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I needed this today...

Some days are harder than others. Most days, I'm okay with the waiting... most days I'm content, and I trust God's timing and provision.

Today, the waiting felt really hard.

I sent an email to Don saying something along the lines of, "I'm really discouraged today"- there was more to it than that, but I'll spare you the drama!

He sent me this email back:

Don't be discouraged. We're on the twins wait list too, so we might get a referral sooner than we think.
This is a good reminder to have our hope and delight in God, and not in having children. God is the fountain of living waters, and we need to learn to be satisfied in him, and all that he is. And we need to be satisfied in his Son. If we do this, rivers of living waters will flow out of us. This potential delay is a reminder not to put our hope for satisfaction in children.
And God is in complete control. He will do what is good for us. If we have to wait a bit longer than expected, it is from God out of love, for our good. We can rest in him. Plus we get a few more months to enjoy just the two of us!
Don't be discouraged. We have no idea how long or short the wait will be, we just need to rest in God.
I'm thankful for him and thankful for the encouragement because today I really needed it.


Corrie and Phil said...

What a guy. He's going to be a great daddy.

Rachel Jones said...

Thanks for sharing. Really encouraging reminder. love you guys

Ashley said...

I'm glad you shared this. It's good to know when you're discouraged with the waiting so I can be in more earnest prayer for you and Don.
And what an encouraging e-mail from Don. So glad you guys have each other.