For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.He holds success in store for the upright,he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
When we began the process to become foster / adoptive parents, the questions were relentless. They came from strangers, from family, friends and most commonly , from my own over-active thought processing center.
How do I explain this to my family? To my young nieces and nephews?
What are other people going to think if I have one child one day and three the next?
How will I work with birth parents?
I laid awake at night imagining different scenarios and, quite literally, sweating over how I would handle them. It seemed for naught, however, as I still had anxiety until God very clearly showed me that he would give me wisdom. He opened doors and venues for communication that produced answers and encouragement.
He gave wisdom.
In Proverbs 2:6-8, we are offered the peace of mind that the Lord gives wisdom. From his mouth comes knowledge and understanding and he protects the way of his faithful ones. In answering God’s call to be foster / adoptive parents, we are being faithful. We are listening and acting upon the call of the Lord.
God protects the way of his faithful ones. He will walk along side you through this journey and he will protect your path. This can manifest in many ways, but do not neglect to remember that a portion of that protection comes in wisdom. God will provide you the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to answer the questions that come with this journey. He will present opportunities to learn, garner information and then walk you through a door to share your wisdom and knowledge with others. You are on a path of His design and His design is always perfect.
Write your questions down and release the anxiety associated with them. Open your eyes to the answers and wisdom that God will provide to each and every one of them.
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