Thursday, May 21, 2009

Delayed

Beau here. We so appreciate everyone's prayers as we have been awaiting MOWA's opinion and court. We found out today that we will not pass tomorrow as MOWA (who hasn't given any opinion for our previous court dates) has asked for a piece of information. So waiting to hear new court date and figure out what needs to be done to gather the new information.

While this isn't what we had hoped for in the sense that we really wanted to complete this part of the journey, in one key sense this is the best outcome for now - that of being in the Lord's will. At the end of John 6 many followers of Christ are overwhelmed and discouraged. Jesus asks them if they want to stop following him, and most walked away. Peter, a man of faith, said "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know you are the Holy One of God." And the Psalmist said "Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked." God sits in the heavens and does as He pleases, and I am comforted by knowing the Holy One is in control, and we are remaining in His will.

Praying and resting the best we know how...

16 comments:

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, I LOVE to hear words of faith amidst heartache. Those are the ones that mean so much to the rest of us. Thanks so much for sharing the words of truth, even as you had to share more difficult news about the waiting.

Robin said...

Your steadfast faith is truly an inspiration to all of us.....you and your sweet family are in my prayers daily.

coffeemom said...

OH. Dear Beau and Natalie...I hate this so so much. I agree, it's so hard but what can we do??? "Where would we go?" I hang on to that myself....even through the hard, what else, really, is there??? I don't want it, only this even through the hard.

Praying praying praying, for sure movement for your sweet little ones and your family. Love M

Ryane said...

Continued prayers.

Jen said...

when we got our disappointing news today, I thought of you and the example you have set, grace and faith during these trials. We will continue to pray for you.

Julie said...

I'm sorry. I never comment on your blog, but I think about you guys all the time. My thoughts are with your family.

Jocelyn said...

So sorry to hear this news...will be praying for you all.

Jena said...

One of my favorite quotes that I found awhile back: " That's exactly how God wants his children to live: by faith in future grace-the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. You can either stand in His place, or go at His pace." This has kept me going, you are such strong examples of what God wants us to be, servants that only want to serve Him and Him only!! Praying for you!

Neil, Amy, Hillary Ashton & Sophie Le said...

I am so sorry. Your family has not left my thoughts over the last year. I am looking forward to rejoicing with you in His time...praying His time is soon!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

. . .For we know all these things (court-dates, delays)work together for the good of those who love HIM, are in Christ-Jesus, and are called of HIM to do His will.

Continue to \0/ "Lift Your Hands And Worship HIM"

Aleks "OLA" Stewart said...

Thank you for the reminder of truth that is easily forgotten. And for fighting to keep honoring God in the midst of disappointment and hurt.

msl said...

So very sorry to hear about this latest delay. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Ellen said...

So many people care and think of you and pray for you. You are inspiring in word - I just want for your rest and peace to come through the resolution of all of this.

ellen

Susan and Chad said...

My heart hurts for you all...we will be watching and waiting with you...

emily said...

You guys are such rocks in the midst of all of this- honoring the Lord and trusting in His plans. It doesn't make sense to us but His ways are higher than our our ways.........know you are not alone, you have many praying for you, walking this road with you guys.

Robbin said...

Your words inspire many....Thank YOU!!!!