Thursday, March 18, 2010

Words of Comfort

Today has been a down day. I guess you can probably tell by what I wrote earlier. But tonight I have been out at the river. (We are blessed to have a retreat center in our own backyard.) I want to share God's words to this waiting mama's heart tonight.

Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

- Hebrews 10:35-36

Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

- Hebrews 12:1-2

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as a son...God disciplines us for our own good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

- Hebrews 12:7 & 10-11

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

- Hebrews 13:5

Basically, he told me: "Perservere and fix your eyes on Jesus. I am disciplining you, but I will never ever leave you."

I will sleep well tonight.


Kristi J said...

oh, i feel for ya..Our hardest days were AFTER referral for sure!!!! We had SO MANY bumps and set backs..but I promise ALL the pain goes away when you hold your little one for the first time...praying for peace, kristi

E.T.'s Mom said...

Praise Jesus for for sending the Comforter for these difficult days! My heart breaks for come so far, yet still feel so far away. Better days are coming, but until then, you're doing a great job of testifying that God is close to the brokenhearted.

KT said...

Rebecca sent out your blog and I am so glad she did.
Praying for you tonight, knowing the waiting is so difficult. Loved your scriptures that you wrote down, may they bring you peace and comfort tonight.

Kristen said...

hey, a friend of mine here just announced they are on the journey to adopting a baby girl from Ethiopia. I gave her your blog address, but I thought I would give your hers as well.