Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Court hearings! How many people fret and worry that something may go wrong? That someone might ask them a question that they don’t know the answer to or that they might get asked something unexpected. For us, we thought all things were going smooth when we had one of these. The day was hot and the waiting area had no air conditioning and just prior to our court hearing there was a concern about renting instead of owning a home. What do you do when this happens? We both started praying about the issue and our Interpreter said that everything was going to be OK and to pray. After a time of prayer and with the coming to mind the scripture of Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God” . With that, we had a calm come over us, in fact it felt like it was no longer as hot in the waiting area. Once we were called into the court room for the hearing, everything went smoothly. No concerns were brought up about the house or anything else, in fact it was all very positive.
We should never be surprised when we have difficulties or trials. For God tells us in James 1:2-4 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” So the first thing we should do is take it to God and then; BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD! For it is only then that we can have peace, and know that God is in control.
We have seen the mighty hand of God work all through this adoption process and we know He is not done yet. We know and have faith that when there are trials, we are to BE STILL and let God do His work. One of our prayers during this journey has been that we would stay out of Gods way while He was at work for this adoption. We have praised God for every step of this journey, knowing He has been in-control and will stay in-control.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
Thank you for all your prayers, Bill


Faith for Hope said...

Doing nothing is sometimes the hardest thing to do. Hugs, Grace

Molly said...

Hi Bill, I loved your last post and this one as well-VERY encouraging to hear and your humility is truly remarkable- can't wait to see this process and the harvest of righteousness God will bring about because of his Power, wisdom and your obedience to Him. Praying for your whole family
Molly Auble

Jenny said...

Great post, and I'm so glad that nothing came up with your renting. Some trials are so big and unexpected that they do cause surprise, one can't help but be surprised at the big ones. But you are so right that we can count it all joy, knowing God is in control. We can't wait to see you all again.

Anonymous said...

Bill and Sheri,

Thank you for keeping everyone up to date. It is so exciting how God is working everything out. We are looking forward to seeing you and meeting your new little son.

Teresa Olsen