God loves us. He loves you and He loves me, and He knows exactly what we need.
And He always delivers. Just not in the ways we expect.
Y’all know I’ve been struggling this last week. It’s been really really hard. I haven’t cried this much since well, I don’t want to remember the last time I cried this much. But in my efforts to understand it all… I’ve realized just how dependent I am on Him. For everything.
And that’s just where He wants me.
He knows us intimately and He knows what will bring us joy and peace. In the last few days, I’ve received some very beautiful reminders of His love for me. One came in the form of this quote, as an answer to prayer as I seek His heart on the subject of adoption. And as much as I adore TM’s fantastically written post about Love and Adoption, because it’s outrageously well written and full of her brilliant insights, I have a bit of a different view on a few points. And yes, TM knows that. We’re friends, y’all. She and I? We’re good.
Onto the quote that speaks directly to my heart:
If Jesus ever commanded us to do something that He was unable to equip us to accomplish, He would be a liar. And if we make our own inability a stumbling block or an excuse not to be obedient, it means that we are telling God that there is something which He has not yet taken into account. Every element of our own self-reliance must be put to death by the power of God. The moment we recognize our complete weakness and our dependence upon Him will be the very moment that the Spirit of God will exhibit His power. ~ Oswald Chambers
I’ll eventually post on this subject that has brought me to such a place of brokenness again.
For now, I’m resting in Him.
Another ‘reminder’ came in the form of this book. Oh. my. gosh. So ridiculously funny. My boys and I were laughing so hard we almost peed our pants. Okay, I almost peed my pants. You won’t need to do anymore crunches in your workout… this is an instant six-pack, peeps.
You must get one for yourself.
In the meantime, you can check out his blog here.