Have you ever noticed that on most occasions your disappointment is actually God's appointment? Let's think about that for a second, okay? Think about a recent time in which you've experienced disappointment in something. Now, scroll forward through your memory bank a bit and I am sure you can find how God used that disappointment to your good. Voila! Your disappointment became God's appointment. A few years ago I experienced a bout of ovarian cancer and had to undergo a radical hysterectomy. I experienced such disappointment at not being able to have a child of my own to raise from its birth onward. Fast forward a couple of years and I see how God's plan is beginning to unfold. You see, in just a few shorts months, my husband and I are going to be blessed with being able to adopt a child. And not just a child, but a newborn baby. So, God took my disappointment and made it His appointment. Had these previous circumstances not existed, my hubby and I would not be able to adopt this child and provide her a loving Christian home. This precious child would not have gotten to experience life as she would not have made it past her first trimester of growth. God is good, all the time! I have to keep reminding myself that God doesn't operate on my timetable, or even within the realm of my understanding. No, He is much greater than that. If you can take away anything from this, it is this: God has only good thoughts towards His children. It's just that we're not even capable of reading human minds, much less God's. :wink: YSIC, Virginia
First let me say, congratulations! God's way is the best!
As I read your blog, I got to thinking about my own situation in regards to children. I was blessed with one child, a son who is now 23. I wanted more children but my husband was dead-set against it. Things had been very difficult and he had nearly lost both of us several times. Even though things could be different the next time, he was not willing to take that chance again. This might make more sense if I say my husband pretty much did not really have much of a family other than me and our son.
I wanted to fight over this. I really wanted more children but I decided I would abide by his decision. God honored my decision. He has blessed us three more spiritual [i]sons[/i] over the years who are truly friends and brothers to my son. One of them got married this past weekend and my husband and I along with one other couple were listed as honored guests of the groom. His own parents had pretty much abandoned him; his mother when he was younger and his father as soon as he turned 18. I'm glad we were chosen by God to stand in the gap for this young man as well as for others.
Congrats to V and Mr. V!
There have been many times in my life I have questioned what God has allowed to happen in my life and my children's lives. Fast forward these disappointments were the beginnings of blessings. I just hope that I can keep remembering this through my disappointing times....and God's appointing ones!
Thanks for sharing
I hope the connection between your Mary and Martha blog and this one was intentional -- and if it was not, then I hope you see the connection by now! The death and subsequent resurrection of your dream in God's timing. Oh, you weren't forgotten. It just wasn't the right time.
Disappointment and discouragement = reaching a premature conclusion about God's plans.
I can't wait to see how amazingly blessed you will be.
A friend of mine shared this with our Bible study.
After she married, she was told she could never have children. After several years they adopted a beautiful 3 year old girl. Three years later, she became pregnant. They had a second girl.
The first girl came out of a very abusive background. They have helped her grow into a beautiful young confident women. She just graduated from college and is engaged to a young man who will soon be a Pastor.
Brenda said that if they had been blessed with children right away like they wanted, they would not have been looking to adopt and this child would not have the wonderful bright future that is ahead of her.
We always seem to see God's plan better after then during.