In our own adoption experience I found myself often rehearsing these verses as we were desperately trusting God for finances, strength, wisdom, and open doors. There are plenty of practical resources available but the gospel (the good news of what God has done and promised to do in Christ) is the greatest resource we have to sustain us and carry us through.
“God will generously provide all you need.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…Look at the birds of they air; they do not sow or reap…and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:25-26
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” I John 5:14-15
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:32
“Jesus said, “If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him” Matthew 7:11
God delights to show that He is able to provide so that we get the joy and He gets the glory as the giver!
Thank you for these.
A timely reminder that our adoption is important to God. Thank you for posting these for us to keep them fresh on our minds.
You are welcome! I need to remind myself of these truths often as well!
Jason Kovacs firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! I so needed this today. I am in the process of my second international adoption and I am waiting for my son. So very excited but so very scared. Without a doubt, adoption is a Walk of Faith.
Lynda, I’m so thankful this was an encouragement to you! It is normal to feel the way you do! Where are you adopting from? Jason