When He has abundant plans for our life; when we allow Him to direct our steps; when we trust in Him and take a leap of faith, He will provide. And why should we be surprised? We shouldn't!
If God loved us when we were sinners, and reached out and gave us life--while we were dead and at enmity with Him, then why are we so surprised when He meets the needs of His children over and abundantly? While we were dead in our sin-so dead we didn't even see our need for a Savior-God sent His Son to live a life on our behalf and then die in our place.
He did that for me.
The rest is just easy for Him. It is pleasure for Him. And it brings Him glory.
A few extra dollars? He's got that covered.
We applied for a grant from Show Hope in October. Thank you to those that knew about this and were praying for our application to stand out and have favor. We were hoping to get something from them, but didn't expect to get a lot. They have a lot of applications and only so much money each application period to give out. We were
ALL glory and praise go to God for His provision!
Can I just take a moment to remind you (in case you missed it earlier) that God provides and cares for His children? If you have a desire to adopt but are scared about the money side--we were there. I don't know
(And that goes beyond money. If you are nervous to adopt because of emotional reasons and the huge change and probably hard transition it will bring, God will of course provide for you in that too. His grace is sufficient.)
And I will leave you with this quote I came across...a great quote, but I found it especially perfect when I read it yesterday just after we received our letter.
"Life isn't ever normal. Timing isn't ever perfect. Conditions are never really right. If you know there is something God wants you to do, move forward anyway. Dare to do what you can because you serve a God who can do more than you can even imagine" -Holley Gerth
Here is a link to the website. It's Steven Curtis Chapman's ministry: Show Hope