Monday, May 25, 2009

Waiting for the Appointed Season

I read an online article that defined weariness as exhausted strength, failing endurance, and washed out vigor. Let me just say check, check, & check.

I have been waiting, quite patiently I might add, to hear something about our adoption. I'd love to hear from USCIS. I'd be delighted to hear good news from Shaohannah's Hope. I'd be tickled pink to hear we have a court date. Something. Anything. A bread crumb if you will.

Quite honestly the last few days I have been feeling very tired of the whole adoption process. I just want this over with. I am completely sick of dealing with it all.

So of course, in typical satan fashion (he's SO predictable), we've had some other stuff going on. We had the air conditioning fixed on our van Friday and it's already no longer working again. On Saturday the pipe running from the shower started leaking down the wall and into the basement. And today our washing machine quit working (PTL my talented hubby was able to fix this). We were really looking forward to a long relaxing weekend, but instead feel more tired than when we began.

I am so thankful my Father knows my weariness. I need to spend some dedicated time laying this at His feet and He will renew my strength.
So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
Galatians 6:9


Annie said...

All I can say is - I've been there - four times.

There seems to be a point in every adoption where everything just seems to STOP.

While it seems to me your adoption of Mercy is FLYING ALONG, since it is on top of all your efforts in Haiti, you have every reason to be exhausted.

It is just a matter of time.

Bill and Christina said...

It is through our praise that we have what we need and the victory.

It is through complaining that we open the door for the enemy to bring trouble and destruction.

I am learning this one myself and I am learning to let the praise flow from my mouth more easily than complaining.


Lisa said...

I'm so sad that you are feeling this way but I don't blame you.It's really hard wanting things done when we want them done and if your like me you just want it over.Your family has been through so much allready,but we all know God has his own timing for some reason or another and we have to trust that with all that we have!
Your little girl will be home soon..
Praying for you :)

Lara said...

You have been through so much! It seems pretty reasonable to me that you are ready for it to move on!! We are praying for you and family!

Lena Wright said...

Praying. Praying. And praying some more.


Kathy C. said...

This is my fourth time through it too. Ugh. It doesn't get easier--I just have more children to occupy my time.

Kristina said...

Girl I sooooooooo understand!!!!

We had to replace our dishwasher, washer & dryer in less than 3 months!!!!!!!! UGH!

But God provided all the way.

Hang in there, your end is in sight my dear!!!!

Terry said...

Boy I understand! Praying for strenth for the weary....

Michelle said...

Ok, now I really think we were separated at birth. I UNDERSTAND boy do I understand! Praying sweet friend.Call me I would love to talk.

Katy said...

UGH for the broken things...right there with you...I put my daughter's adoption over the A/C need at the beginning of LAST summer (and still don't have the $), my dad luckily provided me with a new fridge....but the repair needs didn't stop there...AND I totally understand the weariness....this is just SO painful! Joining you in prayer for strength....God will overcome Satan...HE knows you won't give up until you have received the blessing...because he CAN'T WAIT to give her to you!! HUGS!!

kayder1996 said...

Weariness is exactly the right word. Especially at the end of Kenson's adoption, I would find myself thinking, "Why can't I have just one little thing go off with out a hitch? Just one little thing, Lord, is that too much to ask?" Of course, that made the end more anxiety filled than necessary. But even though I knew I was not choosing God's best for me, I found it incredibly hard to stop. Been there, definitely.