A blog about infertility, adoption,and adoption loss which has finally led to a beautiful miracle who was worth smiling for."Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future."Proverbs 31:25

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Couple of Inspirations

I've come across a few things that have inspired me and given me hope. I thought maybe they could help someone else too.

A friend of mine gave me a subscription to a magazine about angels a few years back and I cut this poem out and kept it -

Broken Dreams
by Lauretta P. Burns
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend
I brought my broken dreams to God
because He is my friend.
But then, instead of leaving Him
in peace to work alone
I hung around and tried to help
with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried,
"How can you be so slow?"
"My child," He said, "What could I do.....
you never did let go."

And I found this online somewhere and printed it out:
"I longed to lift the burden of her sorrow and yet, I knew it was hers to carry. and so I walked next to her, side by side. I rested when she rested. Cried when she cried. And loved her more with each step of the road."

And this was in Our Daily Bread on January 17, 2011:

"I’ve always thought that I could get through just about anything if the Lord would tell me what the outcome would be. I believe that “all things work together for good” in the end (Rom. 8:28), but I’d do a lot better in dark times if I knew exactly what the “good” would look like.
But God usually doesn’t show us where He is taking us. He just asks us to trust Him. It’s like driving a car at night. Our headlights never shine all the way to our destination; they illuminate only about 160 feet ahead. But that doesn’t deter us from moving forward. We trust our headlights. All we really need is enough light to keep moving forward.
God’s Word is like headlights in dark times. It is full of promises we need to keep us from driving our lives into the ditch of bitterness and despair. His Word promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). His Word assures us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give us “a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11). And He tells us that our trials are there to make us better, not bitter (James 1:2-4).
So the next time you feel as if you’re driving in the dark, remember to trust your headlights—God’s Word will light your way." — Joe Stowell


Jennifer said...

Beth- thanks for taking the tie to visit my blog. I'll be sending good thoughts your way and hope that you and your husband become parents very soon.

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