You can read the entire post for this devotional here, where I'm trying to post a new devotion each month (but I skipped October, sorry!) If you're short on time, here's the cliff notes. It was all inspired by a chapter in a book called "The Jesus Storybook Bible":
A song I'm working on says:
This is my song declaring I believe
The King of kings, He cares for me
I have no worries
I have no worries
This is my song to sing when everything
Is crashing in on this belief
The One who made me
Will meet my every need
This is my song.
(c) 2011 Poetic Present Songs
Maybe you need to remember this today, too. Maybe your adoption journey feels like it will never end. Maybe your emotions for your child-to-be are so heavy you can’t move. Maybe your sense of timing cannot fathom how God’s timing can be right. Maybe your prayers for your child don’t even have words anymore because the journey is just that hard. Maybe you are getting ready to travel to your child’s country and your head is spinning with packing lists and before-travel jitters. Maybe you are about to meet your child’s birthparents and you wonder if you’ll have the right things to say, the right questions to ask. Maybe you are waiting for your first child and you are scared to become a parent. Maybe you owe money for the next step of adoption and you have no idea where the money will come from. The list of maybe’s goes on.
While the list of things you could possibly be worrying over never ends, one thing remains true, faithful. Jesus. Your Maker loves you. Your child’s Maker loves him/her. And the story is already written for you both. The only thing missing is a heart ready to sing in the midst of earthly trials, “I have no worries because My Maker loves me and will meet all my needs.” Declare it today. Remind yourself. You have no worries. This is your worship song of trust today.