Monday, March 15, 2010

The King's Heart

I just heard from our adoption agency that the chances of us passing court on Wednesday are slim. Our son's birth mother has been found (we found this out a week ago), but her boss does not want to release her to go to court. She works in a gold mine in an extremely remote area. She is afraid that she will lose her job if she leaves. He has agreed to let her go for a few days in early April, but not now.

There is a flight that travels once a week to the remote area where she lives, and it leaves on Tuesday. (That would be tonight during the night.) The people working for our agency are still trying to get her on this flight which would allow her to be in Addis Ababa by Wednesday. But our case manager told me to not get my hopes up.

When I hung up the phone, I told the Lord that my heart is breaking waiting to go get our little guy. When we got our referral December 29th, we expected to be traveling by now. But the best case scenario is mid-June at this point.

Immediately, God reminded me of this verse in Proverbs:

The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord; he he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.

I know that the heart of the gold mine manager is also in the hand of the Lord. He can change it so that he acts favorably toward our son's birth mother. That is what I am praying he will do. Please pray with me that she will be released and miraculously make it to Addis to appear in court on Wednesday.


G said...

Love the visual of that verse. Praying for you and your little guy...

crispy said...

Trusting with you that God will move mountains to get her there. Praying with you.


Gillian said... say to the captives, "come out." and to those in darkness, "Be free!"...He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up. See, they will come from afar--some from the north, some from the west...the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones...(from Isaiah 49)
We too are praying.
Love, Gillian

Robbins' Nest said...

I am so sorry to hear that and will be praying for you all! I'd like to share a friend's blog that went through a very similar situation, they got their referral back in September, went through 2 court dates, and are finally getting to travel in a few weeks. It's Hang in there!