This shows that even in the past how unwise looking at other people's time frames and trying to guess the whens could become. So many heartbreaking stories of delays [for errors or unknown reasons] even when using the timeframes from their agencies.
Now no one knows as the new process really does not have any 'time frames' yet. I'm sure that if I took a time frame and doubled or tripled it knowing how things can go a tiny part of my brain would insist on reminding me of the shortest possible one.
While many of these blogs believed as we do that the Lord can do great and mighty things very often reality looks way different than what we would like to hope and dream. But we must believe that He knows best, while praying against the delays of the devil.
Is a delay good or bad…only the Lord with His infanate wisdom and knowledge of the future can know that so we dare not speculate.
Would it not be 'nice' to turn off that small counter in our minds and therefore be pleasantly surprised when the next step's completion becomes known to us. But would that lessen the frequency and intensity of my prayers?
If so then that price I would not pay, for the power of prayer remains our strongest tool against evil.
One need not read very much about adoptions to realize that that battle for children needing good stable families is intense. The realities of evil and abuse stand in the way of healing in forever families.
- Praising the Lord for 2 families we know who now have tickets to go home.
- Praying for the IBESR staff working on old cases, transition cases and new.
- April 1st change to the Hague
- Praying for our referral, the time frame, crèches involved, staff
- Praying for our children