I am saddened to see it has taken this long to get our letter of approval, especially since it is not here yet. I have been praying specifically that we would get our LOA this week, so there are a few hours left that my prayers can be answered and we can receive notice. BUT, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego said: “But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods.” Daniel 3:18. I KNOW that my God can do the impossible, can move the hearts and hands of men, can remove barriers and make our path straight. But even if he does not, I will still choose to praise him. I know that HE is GOOD, and if I do not receive that which I have been asking for, I trust that His way is better than my way, and that this process is better for me and for His glory.
I recently had one of my children question me and my motives. It seems that this child knows what is best and, despite only being in the teen years, can overcome any obstacle and temptation that comes their way. It seems that I don’t understand, and if I would only let them do what they want, everyone will be happier.
Hmmm. Sounds like some prayers of mine!
O God, thou knowest! YOU have created the heavens and the earth, and everything in them. YOU have known the future before you created time, and YOU have a plan for me. YOU love me and want the best for me, if not for the here and now, then for the eternal. Even though I may not see your hand, I WILL TRUST your heart.
I have committed myself not to go through today filled with faithless fretting.
If we go through the weekend and the next week and the next month still waiting for THE call from our agency, then I will continue to praise him.
Psalm 139:16 All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Nothing happens outside of HIS plan. Praise His Name.