But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.””
Isaiah 43:1-7 NIV
Lord, This is the verse that you first placed in my heart, several years ago. The verse that helped me to believe and fully grab hold of this call on my life, on my family’s future.
You have taught me about who you are at a much deeper level through our adoption journey. You have helped me to walk boldly into this calling to adopt yet at times my faith feels thin. I find myself afraid of the unknown and worn out from waiting.
Even so, I have this hope in the depths of my soul. I know that you are faithful and you provide richly and generously. Today, I trust that you are at work in immeasurable ways even though the wait is long and silent. You are making a way and I need only to be still and rest in the truth of who you are. To God be the glory for ever and ever, Amen.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie Ten Boom
[Part of the I Will Sing series.]