Saturday, November 29, 2008

Delayed Again

Beau here.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:4-9)

We learned yesterday that we are still waiting for one document and won't be able to pass court Monday. We hope to hear Monday of a new court date, which should be six to eight weeks out from now.

This is obviously not what we had hoped for, but we are resting in our confidence of the Lord's sovereignty, mercy, compassion, wisdom, and holiness. We are confident that the Lord will glorify Himself in all of this, and we look forward to hopefully seeing some of those ways.

We also know that the Lord promises not to give us any more circumstances than we can handle, so we are humbled that He trusts us to live with this in a way that honors Him and points others and ourselves towards the only One who can truly bring peace in our fallen world.

In my quiet time this morning I read and prayed through Psalm 103. The passage continually said of the Lord's character that it is "steadfast love" and "compassion" and said of His people's character that it is "obedience" and "reverence."

We are grateful for Job, Ruth, Hosea, Micah, Nahum, and others who have gone before us and pointed us towards a right response in the midst of circumstances we had neither hoped for nor expected - faith, trust, obedience, humility, and authenticity.

To God be the glory.

16 comments:

The Roberts Family said...

Ah .... Phil 4:4-6 ... the verses plastered above my desk now for months as a constant reminder of TRUTH in the midst of the crazy land of unknown we find ourselves in. Will continue to pray for your entire family through this journey. Trusting with you that God will use all that He has allowed to bear much fruit not only in your lives, but also in those you reach out to in the future. Blessings, Shelly

Amy B. said...

We are so sorry that the wait continues to grow. Our hearts are saddened for you...especially since we began this process at the same time. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

amy

Domestic Diva said...

My heart is aching for you. We went through court four times before we passed. The delays are agonizing but the end result is pure joy. You are in my prayers.

Amanda

Shawn and Jami said...

Sweet Fournet family...we are encouraged by your trust in the Lord to provide in these times. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you:)

Mommy said...

I wish we could be there with to share in the waiting. I know when the news comes, it will be the perfect day and there will be much celebration in the Fournet house!

The Albertsons said...

I love that so many have written that they are encouraged by your faith and trust in God's timing. It's the hardest thing ever to accept, I'm convinced. When we want to kick and scream, and not even think about the people our faith might be encouraging, God still uses circumstances for His glory. None of us will (probably) ever understand why you're having to wait this long... but I know it will work out. we are praying... sweet Fournet's...
becca

emily said...

To God be the Glory! I am encouraged by your response to this news- it is definitely not what you hoped for, but exactly what He planned. Praying for strength, patience and all that you guys need to wait once again for your precious 2 Ethiopian babes.

coffeemom said...

OH I hate this so much. I don't have anything great to say that helps. I will keep you in my prayers and your little ones. Your steadfast faith and patience, even through your disappointment is a shining example. I am so very sorry. hang in there. M

Lori S said...

What hard and disappointing news--I am so sorry! I can't wait to see what great plan God has for you! I know that when this all comes together, you will give Him the glory! You guys continue to bless me with your patience and trust!

solas4me said...

Our hears ache for you but we are trusting with you in the God of the Universe who has predestined all things for his Glory. We are always encouraged by your faith in Him and the way that you cling to Him through this trial. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.

The Darlings

J, A and T said...

So sorry to hear of your delay. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jocelyn said...

I am so sorry to hear this, you have waited so long already...I'll be thinking of you all and praying for a new court date to be assigned as quickly as possible.

Adoption Cubed said...

I am thinking about you today.
Rebecca

Rebecca said...

Oh, you guys. Know that I am thinking of all of you and joining you in petitioning His Kingdom for your family. I am so sorry you all are having to wait. Again. You all are pillars of strength.

~Laura~ said...

I'm so sorry that you guys have been delayed again. This stinks! I admire your strength. Praying that God holds you in the palm of His hands today. ((hugs))

Lori S said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I am so sorry that you have to wait--I know there is nothing that I can say to ease your anxiety. Please let me take something to your sweeties!