Sunday, July 17, 2011

Psalm 46..

Mary says...

Okay, I'll admit it. I was NOT happy when we were told that we were not going to get the expedited passports and would have to stay here for four more days. I cried. I don't want to be here anymore. I want to go home. I want to go to our other children, gather them all in and go home. I want to be in America where most everybody speaks English. ;) I want to sleep in my bed. I want a McD's mocha. I want to drive. I want to take my family home.

Four days doesn't sound like a lot, but it was heartbreaking for me. We had been praying for the expedited passports and were expecting to get them. Finally, I got my crying out of the way and asked God to help me to be content. I resigned myself to the fact that we were going to be here a little longer.

Later though, I found myself wondering where God is. I know He is always with us, but why isn't He doing anything. Why did we not get the 10 day waiting period waived? Why didn't we get the kids' expedited passports? Why is He not helping Alina swallow? We had been praying about all of these things.

Then yesterday morning, we read Psalm 46, "1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 7The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.....10Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 11The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."

There's God. 

We've been Christians long enough to know that when God says something twice, we really need to pay attention. "The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." 
Oh, and the "Be still, and know that I am God" was directed right at me. That's like God saying "Mary, stop complaining about what you think I didn't do and just be still and wait on Me. You will see what I have done for you. Just wait."

Thank you Lord for this extra time with Alina and Vitaly. Thank you that we are getting to know them better and build on our bond.

Thank you for helping Alina to keep her food down and for giving Tom and I wisdom with what to feed her. 

Thank you that our other children are in great hands and are being loved on while we're away. 
Trudy falls asleep at prayer time

Thank you for your Word. I'll try not to complain. 

Is there chocolate involved in this deal? Just asking.


  1. Praying for you to find the comfort you need right now, right where you are. I'm hearing, "Watch for the little things I'm showing you."

  2. I will send you some chocolate if you need me to when you get home or better yet buy loads of it while still in country...thiers is so much better and enjoy in intervals....Love how you are choosing to be grateful when you really dont want to. May the Lord continue to direct your heart towards Him and not your some huge things to share with you when you get home AND have time...Love you lots~ Trina

  3. Ooooh, I'm with Trina, buy a BUNCH there and bring it home and hide it so yo have it all to yourself when you need a little pick me up. hehe Praying for your extra special time with the children, God is there, He knows... Hugs! Mel

  4. I loved the chocolate over there!!!!
    It will be over before you know it!!!