Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Two Reasons

Why I want our LOAs!!!!!!

Oh my soul aches!

"If you have been knocking at the gate of mercy and have received no answer, shall I tell you why the mighty Maker has not opened the door and let you in?  Our Father has reasons peculiar to himself for keeping us waiting.  Sometimes it is to show His power and His sovereignty, that men may know that Jehovah has a right to give or to withhold.  More frequently the delay is for our profit.  
You are perhaps kept waiting in order that your desires may be more fervent.  God knows that delay will quicken and increase desire, and that if He keeps you waiting, you will see your necessity more clearly, and will seek more earnestly; and that you will prize the mercy all the more for its long tarrying.  There may also be something wrong in you that has need to be removed, before the joy of The Lord is given.  Perhaps your views of the gospel plan are confused, or you may be placing some little reliance on yourself, instead of trusting simply and entirely in The Lord Jesus.  Or, God makes you tarry awhile that He may the more fully display the riches of His grace to you at last.
Your prayers are all filed in Heaven, and if not immediately answered; they are certainly not forgotten, but in a little while shall be fulfilled to your delight and satisfaction.  Let not despair make you silent, but continue instant in earnest supplication."
Charles H. Spurgeon

11 comments:

Symasek Family Circus said...

Oh, Laine! This is one of the devotions that SO spoke to my soul as we were waiting for CJ's file! Praying!
Love,
Nikki

The Crazy Eight Toering Clan said...

Praying praying praying that they come soon!!!!

Amy said...

This was much needed today and so sent by Him as we still wait for employment. Thank you for sharing! Hugs and love...Amy

Michelle said...

I need that today, thank you!

Kristi said...

Praying for those LOAs to come and for the Fabulous F FOURTEEN to be together at last!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Oh Lord Jesus, we wait for the day that You will bring Cooper and Corrie home--in Your perfect timing.

Love you Laine, may He fill that empty place in your heart as you wait on your babies.

Tina xo

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh my goodness...those are the sweetest faces EVER...your children just keep getting more and more precious:)

Praying for those LOA's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie said...

Oh my!!!! SO cute!!!!!!

Trace Car Driver said...

So even though I haven't blogged in quite some time... I hop on every now and then to read yours!! Sp excited for ya'll... the house... the kids... everything! :) and, what a fantastic devo! thanks so much for sharing! praying for the ferrill fam! :) love you!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for these sweet babies to be in your arms soon my friend...soon and very soon:)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Ohh..lol...I already commented on this one! Well..they are just so darn cute I needed to comment AGAIN. Seriously...I only have two small children and I can't even remember my own name! :) Love you.....