No one likes to have the feeling of being helpless or out of control. As far as adoptions go, ours is moving on target. But I have still been battling anxiety, especially on days when I feel like no progress or movement is happening on the adoption front. I anxiously checked the mail this morning to find nothing but junk, no finger print appointments and no home study and other documents from our social worker. I am constantly being reminded of this verse:
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
This adoption experience is like nothing I've gone through before! It is a sanctifying and patience-teaching adventure, to be sure. But it has a beautiful end in sight!