Posted: January 30, 2015 in Life

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but when dreams come true at last, there is life and joy.”

Proverbs 13:12

We tend to think we can do things on our own.  We want things in life to go as we plan them.  For example; pregnancy.  Most couples, after they marry, long for the next step.  Starting a family.  They try for years to get pregnant but no luck.  Next, they start pursuing in fertility treatment, spending years and countless dollars on testing, fertility drugs, surgery, and finally in-vitro fertilization.  Nothing worked.  This is a story I read this morning in my devotion that goes greatly with the verse above.

After all the heart ache they decide to go to a new clinic, she puts her name on a donor list to receive an egg from a younger woman that could be combined with her husband’s sperm and be implanted in her womb.  I can only imagine the heart ache and trials that they are both going through.  After many visits she starts feeling empty.  She is soul-exhausted.  She had came to the end of a road that did not continue.

Then a verse comes to her head;

Seek ye first the kingdom of God… and all these things shall be added unto you.

They were both doing things their way.  They were making it happen in the way the world sees that it be done.  God wanted to be their Provider.  He wanted them to go to Him for what they needed.

God wants us, He desires us, He longs for us.  We expect things from Him, but do we focus on Him the way He focuses on us?  He hears you all day everyday, we rely on Him, but if we don’t do our part where do we stand?  We get angry, discouraged, but was God able to rely on you?

After giving everything to God; the couple listened to His voice and letting Him lead them.  The wife took her name off the donor list.  She began to sense an urge to adopt a child.  They found an organization and they became parents for the first time.  They met their seventeen month old son coming from an orphanage in India.

The child was barefoot, in an ugly T-shirt and ragged black corduroy pants.  He peered sheepishly at his new mother and clung to the chaperone, who was familiar.  They brought a ball and stuffed animal for their son.  Soon their new little boy was snuggled in his new mothers arms, warm and safe, and drifting peacefully to sleep.

The couple stated after a few years that they have felt satisfaction.

It was like God saying “It is finished.”  The mother stated that her life is a testimony to the truth of Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

What are your dreams in life?  Are they having a better job, child, money, car, house, etc.  What if we focused on God for these things and like the couple find another solution.TO FEEL SATISFIED!


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