"Faith in God
includes faith in
Elder Neal A. Maxwell
When I read this quote today I thought of some dear friends. One is hoping her first biological baby doesn't arrive while her husband is out of town. Another is still waiting for their home to sell. Our ward is waiting for some major callings to be filled. We've been waiting for guidance on family matter for a looonnnnggg time.
I wouldn't say I'm a patient person but my 40+ years have taught me that
even things I think are urgent and imperative can wait...
if that is what the Lord wants.
I think 6 years of faithfully and not so faithfully
pleading, begging, praying, fasting, bargaining, listening, demanding, waiting, pondering, pouting, etc with the Lord for guidance about children for our family...infertility, adoption, etc tutored me.
Getting the answer to
1. Go to Russia
2. Adopt 3 boys ages 2, 2.5 and 3
3. Going from decision to home with boys in 6 months and 3 days
No matter what else comes
and those who know us, know much has come since that time
I can never deny God's timing.
I can never deny He knows best.
I can never deny that when necessary He can and will move mountain...and governements.
There is much we don't understand.
There are times I strongly disagree with His timing
But that is where faith comes in.
Those are the time when I hold tight to the memory of
the hand of God
placing three trusting hands in ours.
It reminds me to be faithful,
so that when it matters
I will be able to be where He needs me to be
and do what He needs me to do.
We continue to pray for those who are waiting.
It's a long, lonely journey.
We pray for peace, for hope, for patience
but most of all faith and strength
because sometimes the answer is more work than you were ready for
but BOY will it be worth it!