Friday, April 15, 2011

The Power of Prayer as You Wait for Your Family Blessing

You have made the decision to adopt and things may not be moving along as perfectly as expected. There are snags, hold ups, or maybe more serious issues such as a birthmother changing her mind or simply not selecting you to parent the child that she bore. Those are some of the issues that potential adoptive parents may face. While these obstacles may feel like they can’t be overcome, the truth is that they are not stronger than the power of prayer.

As a potential adoptive parent, you will have to believe in your prayers and that, through them, you will be victorious in your quest to adopt. Some couples have spent the greater part of their marriage trying to conceive a child on their own. Along with that struggle came tears, fear, and heartache knowing that they were not achieving success and that they may never have a biological child of their own. But, many of those couples got strength from another place…through their prayers. Prayer is an important part of a successful adoption journey, and each family is encouraged to use it to make it through.

Having confidence in your prayer means holding on to the promises that God has made. It means reaching deep within yourself, putting your doubts aside, and exercising faith that your petitions will not be in vain. Spiritual strength is more valuable than most realize. At its core are hope, love, and faith. Knowing that God can help you and that He can give you the desires of your heart can provide a family with everything that they need to have the patience to wait until they receive their blessing.

One day, your family may be blessed with a child. When it happens, you will be eternally grateful. You will bask in the beauty of your new child and your family. But, you will also have grown, individually and as a family, because you will have a much greater belief and confidence in God, and the power of prayer.

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