Friday

A Sign From God?

Last Sunday was our last day at the Grand Tikal. On the last day of a visit trip I always feel a little glum... happy for the time with Isabella, but dreading the moment I have to put her back into her crib at her orphanage and kiss her goodbye. It makes me sad to think about it.

This last Sunday as we were preparing to pack up and leave, I asked God for a sign to comfort my heart. There was a big, rockin' church service down the hall in the hotel. We decided to bring Isabella and check it out. On the way in, up on the wall, was a huge sign with a verse from Isaiah 41:10. Since Spanish is my second language, I immediately recognized the verse and knew the verse was for ME to comfort my heart. I wasn't expecting an actual "SIGN" up on the wall of the hotel as God's way of speaking to me! Nevertheless, I am clinging to this verse today.

I think God is trying to tell me, "Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear because I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you."


11 comments:

Gina & Tommy said...

Thank you for sharing this verse, Stacy. I needed this tonight. We too look to our great Comforter and Protector for peace. Tonight I cried for Katherine. I am listening and I am hearing. Thank you for your prayers. Love, Gina

demp5 said...

Not only a sign, but a kiss from the Lord :)
Meghan

Gretchen said...

Thank you Stacy for sharing this. What a perfect sign that the Lord is with us during this journey! I think that's the only way we can make it through!

the gFamily said...

God always knows just what we need! I love how He gave you an actual sign! Thank you for sharing God's faithfulness!

Joanna said...

How funny! Sometimes God's signs are subtle, but apparently God wanted to be sure you DID NOT miss this one! HA HA! :)

Kris and Mindy said...

It is amazing how God works to be there for us in some of our wekaer moments...that is truly amamzing. I know it's so hard to say goodbye..I remember it OH so well...please know that I am praying for you and for you case and especially for PA.
Many Hugs

Steve & Amy said...

The Lord knows to lift your burdens from your shoulders and places them on his. What a sign! Thanks for sharing!

jajbs said...

I would say it is definitley a love note from God!


amanda

MissJenn said...

I read your blog every day and marvel over Isabella's beauty! I don't even know you but for some reason I worry when you don't update your blog for several days...I hope you are all OK.
Jennifer
www.adoptingbambina.com

Anonymous said...

What an amazing sign, and in your favorite language!
I think God loves to give us hints and reminders when we need them the most.
Love,
Kirk

Anonymous said...

Stacy, I read your entry on Zack's site... And decided to jump over to yours and read.... I guess we were on the same page when we wrote on our sites.... LOL Girl I feel your pain as I am right there with you.... Our samples arrived at USE on 10/11. Our test was done on 10/5.... Best wishes on your journey!!!!! I hope we hear something soon!!!!

Kim