“God has a plan for our lives”. Its an easy thing to say but a lot harder to trust and accept when we’re living through the disappointments and setbacks that life throws at us. We have been on this journey for over three years now and on many occasions have tried to understand why God has allowed us to experience so many delays and trials during this whole process.
Even recently when things seemed to be going well we experienced more delays, we were committed to travelling out to Ust back in October but for some reason the LOI didn’t arrive, we were sure we were going in November but no news. We thought there would be no way we’d still be in Northern Ireland for Christmas but more disappointments and delays. Surely the first week in January then!?! Still no LOI, why was God letting this happen…
We found out today that Leah was only made available for adoption within 3 days of us arriving in Ust, if we had arrived even one week earlier, if we had come out when we wanted then we would have never met ‘our’ Leah!!! It is very humbling to see God answering our prayers so clearly in guiding us to the child we were meant to have.
Many people go through their entire lives not knowing why God has moved in a particular way, living through disappointments and trials without knowing the reason why! God in His goodness has let us know exactly why we were unable to come to Ust until now!
Does this mean we will never doubt God again and that in the future our faith will be perfect??!? Would be nice to think so!
5 days to court.
Philip, Amanda & Leah