Some very dear friends are currently going through a huge battle. Their son, Luke, who is 8, is battling AML Lukemia for the second time. His amazing mom, Vikki, posted this on thier blog. Habbakuk 2:3 has become one of my very favorite verses on this adoption journey, so her post immediately caught my eye when I saw it at the top. If you are waiting on any part of adoption, waiting list, waiting to finish paperwork or a homestudy, or waiting for your referral, waiting to pass court, waiting to travel, waiting waiting waiting...you should read this!
She posted this note from Rick Warren:
How God Builds Your Faith: Delay
by Rick Warren
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!" (Habakkuk 2:3 LB).
Even as you make a decision to follow the dream God places in your heart, you can expect a delay. God will not fulfill your dream immediately because this is another step toward building your faith.
In Habakkuk 2, God says, "These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled."