“Be encouraged that God does not grow tired when things look like they are moving in a bad direction.” ~Jamie, in a comment to this blog a couple of months ago
How best to describe the state of special-needs adoptions from Bulgaria right now?
Since the elections in Bulgaria were held, very little has been accomplished for any special-needs adoption from that country. Multiple families have been waiting since the beginning of December for a single signature on their paperwork. That’s all. A signature.
There is more, and Oh. How it makes my heart ache! But it cannot be spoken here.
“…the maddening red tape and governmental inertia that the enemy loves to put to evil use once all the drama passes through town and things settle down to long, hard work. He will not let these children escape his clutches without a fight.
The battle is far from over! Satan hates the light! He is angry, and is flexing his claws. He wants to regain control over these children. We are not ignorant of his devices! Could you please help to pray him back into his dark, stinking hole?
Please, please pray that God would bring a greater good out of this battle! We could work for the children from now to the end of time to no avail if God does not act for them.” ~my words, written in this blog back in August
O God! I cry out to You, God Most High! Arise! Hear and act! Show us your glory and your mighty hand, I pray!
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away,
So drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
Let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
May those who hate you be stopped in their plans! Soften the hearts of those who have set themselves against You! Have mercy on them, O LORD, and stop them!
But let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.
O LORD, I do rejoice before YOU! I pray for our hard-working attorney and for every adoptive family who is enduring this nearly unendurable delay. Give them Your strength in their weakness. May they be glad and rejoice before YOU, O LORD!
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
God sets the solitary in families;
He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
O LORD, You are LORD over this process! You are stronger than maddening red tape and governmental inertia! I plead with You to protect these little ones! Bring them out from their bondage and set them in families! I ask this for Your sake alone, O LORD, for Your glory!
Tomorrow, at three o’clock in the afternoon Bulgaria time. Eight o’clock in the morning Eastern Standard Time.