Friday, December 26, 2008

Perfection is God's work

When a couple is trying to conceive for months and months (or years and years) we can become consumed with planning the exact timing, on the exact day, with all pieces exactly aligned for conception to occur. We count days, take our temperature, take OPK test, check the calendar, refer to last month, etc, etc. We try to figure out the perfect day to, once again, try to conceive.

I was looking through some old e-mails this morning and came across this e-mail from a friend that she sent to me on November 20, 2007.

How perfect her words are and how incredible not only that they came true - but the extent to which her words came true is unbelievable.

Whatever journey you are on today. Whatever road blocks you are facing. Whatever obstacles seem to lie in your path. Whatever pieces you are trying to perfectly align in your life to reach a desired outcome: May these words of my very wise friend encourage you as they encouraged me a year ago.

I'm not sure if this is worth sharing, but on my way to work this morning, I was doing some thinking and praying. I was thinking about how last month you said everything was perfectly aligned, and for some reason, I get this thought: God is going to do something when it's not perfect, when it's not in our power, so that He can be the one who gets the glory. So we can see He is a miracle worker. So we can know that it is His perfect timing. Somehow that comforted me this morning to remember that it's not up to me, and that I pray to Him because He is the one with the power and the wisdom. He's the one we can trust.

It was definitely not perfect that Ryan and I miscarried again.

Nothing about Samuel's adoption was in our power or plans.

We can all see that God is a miracle worker in the way He brought Samuel to us.

It was His perfect timing - not ours.

Amen and God bless you my dear friend for sharing these words of truth.

1 comment:

Karissa said...

What a wise, wise friend :)

God is really amazing in how He works!