Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Where is your faith?"

~A picture of this week~
Adopting is rarely straightforward, and this time around is no exception.  We heard this week that the adoption situation we put in our homestudy for with the 2 sisters is on hold for a while since our state is switching around which agencies have charge of different areas.  The agency the girls are with is no longer able to do adoptions or foster care, so the girls will be transferred to another agency in July.  The other little girl we submitted our homestudy for has had a lot families interested in her so it will be awhile before they sort through them all and choose one.  So all that to say, it will probably be months before we hear anything.  Sigh.
I've been reading through the book of Luke lately, and as I read the story of Jesus calming the storm, I was reminded again of the importance of complete faith in God.  There were Jesus and his disciples, crossing the lake, and Jesus was taking a nap while they sailed.  A storm came up and it was so bad that the disciples, who were used to being in boats since they were fishermen, were very worried.  The boat was swamped and they were in great danger.  But Jesus was still sleeping. 
How could he still be sleeping?  Because he knew who was in charge of the storm.
You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3
The disciples came and woke him saying they were going to drown, and Jesus got up, rebuked the storm, and it became completely calm.  Then he asked them,
"Where is your faith?"
Luke 8:25
If we have perfect faith in God, we will have perfect peace, no matter the storm.  Our Creator and Redeemer is worthy of our faith!  Oh to be like Jesus, and be able to rest in God no matter what news we hear.


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