I had a dream, a deep heart longing, to be a mother.
That longing pushed me forward through all the paperwork,
and challenges of flying toRussiato complete an international adoption.
That dream strengthened me to act in spite of my feelings,
to face the mountain of fears,
to push through
until I held my own precious little daughter in my arms.
Never to be forgotten moments.
That desire carried me through sleepless nights
and days as I worked to provide for her.
A vision greater than myself.
A dream bigger than my own limited resources.
A passion that gripped my heart enabling me to ignore everything else that might discourage.
He leads me beside the still waters. Psalms 23:2
Outside I was stretched
inside I was soothed.
Outside I was pressed
Day by day and with each passing moment
Strength I find to meet my trials here.
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment
I’ve no need for worry or for fear.
It’s been a stretching time recently.
A time when I’ve had to dig deep to move beside those still waters.
A time when I’ve needed to remember His Faithfulness and continued care.
He never changes
and though everything around us may cause us to question
His Presence walks beside us
leading us to those still waters.
Have you discovered those still waters?
A place where you read His Word and you know beyond knowing that He is with you?
A moment when you feel it in the whisper of the breeze
that you are not alone.
the sound of a child’s laughter
the glow of the early sunrise
He continue to strengthen and supply all our needs one day at a time.
Whatever you are facing today
know that He is with you
and let Him lead you to the still waters.
Lift your eyes beyond the immediate challenge
to the vision,
Be strong in His Strength
and embrace His Peace.