“Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord.” ~~ Psalm 135:1
I don’t know about you, but I really struggle to watch the news. Anthony will often hear something on the radio while he’s driving and later ask me, “Honey, did you hear about what happened today?” My answer is always no. There is just so much heartache and bad news, and I must admit that my heart struggles to deal with it all sometimes. So much loss, pain, and tragedy.
Over the last few weeks, God has been reminding me so often to put on a garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3)…to always have a heart that is thankful for the things that He is doing in and through His people. So often, I forget.
God is alive and well and more than able to carry every burden on our hearts. Too often I lose sight of the fact that He is indeed a faithful God…
Jehovah Jireh (our provider).
The Great I Am.
He truly has done great things!
“Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!” ~~ Psalm 147:1
How good it is to sing praises to our God!
Through tears and a very thankful heart I have watched the journey of the Long family unfold. Last year they saw a precious little girl here on my blog and they knew with all their heart that she was their daughter. They have walked one of the most challenging adoption journeys I have ever known. Through every trial the enemy threw at them, they never gave up.
The One whom we call Faithful and True kept His promises.
“Daphne” is no longer an orphan.
She is now Eden.
Chosen and dearly loved. Adopted mere days before her fourteenth birthday (when she would have aged out and would never have known the joy, the blessing, and the love of a family).
My God in heaven…
…never too early. Never too late. Always right on time!
I know that so many of you will join me in rejoicing that this precious little girl now has every opportunity to blossom and grow and become all who God has created her to be. God is writing such a beautiful story for her life. I can hardly wait to see how she does in her family.
You can follow the Long’s unfolding story HERE. Thank you, Long family, for teaching me what it means to have ridiculous faith in the fire.
And then, do you all remember THIS DARLING LITTLE LOVIE?
So many of you stood in faith with us…trusting, believing, and storming heaven on her behalf. We all saw her adorable video and we just knew that there was something so very special about this one.
Today she is CHOSEN! Loved. A blessing beyond description for her new family.
No longer labeled “orphan”, God has moved heaven and earth and she has a new name.
It is with a heart overflowing with gratitude that I can also share with you all that two very special and amazing young men will also know the love of families very soon. Two boys who have begged for someone to come for them will know what it means to be loved and treasured unconditionally…
…and they will know the faithfulness of their God in heaven to hear the cry of their hearts.
Holden is coming home.
And so is Slavik.
Please continue to pray for the work of Village of Hope in Guatemala. God is doing an incredible thing through His servants there.
From feeding the local people…
To bringing in teams to assist wherever there is great need.
THIS is the love of God coming on the earth.
Heaven coming down.
To sow precious and lasting seed into the work at Village of Hope you can GO HERE FOR INFORMATION!
And finally, I know you will all remember sweet little Joshua–the darling little guy who so many of us prayed for as he fought for his life a couple of months ago. Joshua is still in the hospital but will be GOING HOME very soon! The Father heard every prayer and every cry for this little boy. Please continue to pray for his family as they learn how to care for their boy (who is now tube fed and on a respirator). Heal him COMPLETELY, Lord Jesus! We believe!
GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!
“Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.” ~~ Psalm 105:2
He is indeed a FAITHFUL GOD!