Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
We received a phone call declaring the birth of our foster son’s newest sibling. A baby girl was born, but she was traveling out-of-state with the biological mother. We had been anxiously awaiting her arrival and now we would have to continue to wait. They had no way of bringing the baby into care while she was out of state and we had no way of knowing whether they’d make their way back in.
All we could do was wait.
We started praying at the first word that mom was expecting and placed our trust in God. We trusted that he would give us wisdom in decision making. At the time, we had a twenty month old, one year old and newborn; taking on another infant was a huge undertaking. We felt, without a doubt, that we were being called into this child’s life so we agreed to open our home and then began the tedious process of waiting.
On your own foster/adoptive journey, there will be many times that all you can do is wait. More often than not, there will be times where you are required to have faith. Hebrews 11:1 describes faith as confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
In this journey, in the waiting, it’s easy to question God and wonder where you are headed. It’s easy to feel defeated and frustrated because Satan pokes at us, putting holes in our confidence. Allow your faith to be stronger than Satan’s poke. Maintain your confidence and assurance, holding strong to God’s word in Hebrews 11:1
Tighten your grasp on faith, pushing aside the doubts and fear, energizing your spirit with confidence and assurance.