Yesterday I posted that we were a third of the way to our funding. Today we received another amazing donation and we are HALFWAY FUNDED!
Raised to date = $17,250 (+about $1000 we have already spent in miscellaneous costs and fees)
Goal = $35,000
One of my life verses has been Luke 1:45 – “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.” Over and over again in the last 17 years as I have walked with the Lord, I have often struggled with believing that He will provide and bring about what He has promised and declared in my life. And yet He always does. Time and time again He has reminded me that He is capable. And when the middle part of the journey is fuzzy and feels very unclear, He often reminds me – what He has said WILL be accomplished. I already have that blessing and assurance. The blessing of the peace that comes in the middle is a choice I get to make – will I go back over and over again to what I know to be true? I can walk through the journeys of life terrified and uncertain – and God will still do exactly as He plans and promises. Or I can walk through the journeys of life with peace and confidence of His love for me, His sovereignty, and His power – and God will still do exactly as He plans and promises.
This time, I’m believing for two “her’s”. For me and for Elliott. Believing that God will do all that He has promised us – bring her safely home, bring hope and healing where there is loss and loneliness, and bring Himself glory through the life of our family. It’s been scary so far. Lots of days I don’t feel quite worthy of the task. I am so in awe of Him though. I can’t wait to watch His promises for her be accomplished throughout her lifetime.
Isaiah 64:1-4 – Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.