The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Glimmers Of Hope

I was reminded this morning that there is hope.

That some speed bumps are larger than others.

That some rumours spread faster than others.

That fact still must be separated from fiction.

That I must remain patient.

That this is His course for us.

That - as twisted as it may sound (and often feels) - were it not for these speed bumps, these hiccups, these losing-my-ever-loving-mind-moments kneaded together (over and over) with the ever-present reminder of His sovereignty, we would not be matched with the child pre-destined to be ours.

There have been small reminders - brief enough to have gone by unnoticed had we not been seeking - that all these happenings were written long before us, or any desire that had been planted in our hearts. Details which could have meant the end.

They did not.

They have not signified an end.

Over and over again we have been "spared" from finality.

For those reasons...all of them...we continue to hold on.

Because of these glimmers of hope we have, we continue to follow...uncertain of the path ahead yet certain of our Leader's ways.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13


Anna said...

Yes, there's hope! You are SO close! God has chosen her for your family and she will be home with you one day soon. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Papa/Grandpa said...

"The greatest battles of life are fought daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

David O. McKay

darci said...

hey ashleigh, thanks so much for your comment...when i went to read it and get your email addy it was gone,,,so here's mine. :)
mhovdestad at hotmail dot com
i will look forward to hearing from you! praying! hang on to hope! darci