Yesterday we spent time with a couple that we absolutely love. They have become precious friends over the last year that we have known them. Our discussion was medicine for my soul. Living in a foreign country, having no family around and missing friends that have been part of my life for decades sure does get me down at times. Many times I have asked the Lord “why?” Many times I have said to my hubby “we should never have left 7 years ago, we should have stayed in South Africa”. Many times I have questioned and doubted every move and every decision we have made.
Last night the Lord finally brought closure to all my questions and doubts. Through our sweet friends the Lord showed me that NO, we did not make mistakes…He ALLOWED every single decision we made. Every move we have made is part of His bigger plan for our lives. Hannah-Claire and Haven are fruit of that! Had we been living in SA, we could not adopt them. Had we been living in Australia, we could not adopt them. God planted us here for a reason….part of it being to bring these children home.
How amazing that He chose a family living in South Africa to pack up everything, leave everyone that they know and love and move their (then small 🙂 ) family across the oceans twice…..because two orphans in China NEEDED them. I am so in awe of the Father this new day. Isn’t it just amazing how He orchestrates things…how we truly are just clay in His hands. All He needs is for the clay to be mold-able…giving the Potter the freedom to mold it into what HE needs it to be.
I am just clay in His hands this morning. Ready to be molded and changed. Ready to be used in any way He desires. I am “Forgetting the former things”, for He is doing a NEW THING! The future? I have absolutely no idea! But what comfort to know that it is NOT my concern…my God is more than able to handle my future. Phew…that is one less thing to worry about 🙂 Best I just sit back and enjoy the ride. I do have a heart of expectation for what is to come for the Salem’s. Can only be good if Jesus is at the center.
Have a blessed holiday sweet friends. Know that, as in my life, God is quietly going about His business in yours. Enjoy the journey!!!