We just began a new year. As 2012 came to a close I couldn’t get over how many times people shared that they were in need of a new year. The past had been hard. Many times full of grief and pain. They “hoped” that the new year would be different. Somehow it would bring with it NEW HOPE. Can you relate?
As adoptive and fostering parents we are often faced with circumstances so far out of our control. We grow downright weary. These precious children that we said YES to many times have needs we can’t possibly meet on our own. Our limitations can cause us great anxiety. It’s easy to become discouraged, overwhelmed, and feel like a failure.
TRUE REST FROM THE FATHERTRUE REST is fully available to you and to me. It’s something this world can’t offer us. Oh, but we get tempted to think so. Getting your child into the “right specialist” can’t produce it. Landing that sought-after job won’t guarantee it. Friends can’t even supply it.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Moms and Dads ... TRUE REST ... the kind you and I so desperately need can come only from God, our Father. In HIM is where our souls can find that deep, fulfilling rest that our weary hearts need.
AN ABUNDANT SOURCE OF HOPEThe wedding was beautiful. Our family gained a wonderful daughter. I’m finding joy in planning another graduation. But there’s something more the Lord has asked of us. Something that we said “no” to for a long time. Yet Faithful Father is so patient! He pursues His children. He never gives up! This spring we’ll be cleaning up our oldest son’s room and giving it a fresh coat of paint. You see, Father asked us to say YES again. This time in a new way. We thought He was done after we adopted twice. Then last fall He asked us to shed more layers of comfortable. He pierced our hearts for those who need a safe place to go, if only for awhile. I will need to learn to be a Momma like I never have before.
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