God’s Ways Are Higher

If there is anything I have come to know and believe wholeheartedly it is this truth. Isaiah 55:9 says:For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” God sees the big picture and knows full well that the path He has me on and you on is better than anything we could each imagine. Sometimes it’s so hard to understand, isn’t it? Last week, I thought I was pregnant. I was more than confident, actually. The thought was all-consuming. Before I took a pregnancy test, I texted a few people close to me and asked them to pray that no matter what, there wouldn’t be any disappointment.  Thankfully, the test was negative. No, that wasn’t a type-o; I DID say thankfully. 🙂 I can’t say there wasn’t ANY disappointment. Right afterwards, I ate Milk Duds and ice cream for dinner. But after that, I was so happy. So happy that tears came to my eyes, even right now as I write this. If I became pregnant, our adoption would have to be put on hold. And that thought brought sadness to Adam and I as we talked about “what if”. Even though physically there isn’t a baby growing, there is one growing in both of our hearts. The idea of that baby being lost brought so much more sadness to us than the negative sign on a pregnancy test. I am overjoyed that we still have our baby, the baby God has designed perfectly for us. Sometimes we feel like he/she is so close, other days it feels so far away. But we continue to trust. I continue to be amazed at how God works; the way He allows His plans to overtake our own and how He changes our mindset. If you had told me months ago that I would be excited to see a negative sign on a pregnancy test, I wouldn’t have believed you. Wow, God is so good. “…My ways are higher than your ways …”
I am so grateful for the blessing of adoption and that this is the way God has designed our family to be created. I couldn’t imagine anything more perfect.

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3 thoughts on “God’s Ways Are Higher

  1. What a great dinner (Milk Duds and ice cream)! Not only did you get good nutrition, but you can pull out a mercury filling for free while you're at it!

    The story of Hope/Noah gets more and more exciting as God unfolds each piece of the puzzle. Can I be an honorary Aunt? I love each of you more than you know. Oh… and you couldn't possibly be more gorgeous 🙂

    xoxo

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  2. How beautiful Colleen! You have touched the very core of each one of us in that the Lord God of the Heavens above, the Creator of all the universe, the I Am, the wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father is at work in each one of us. He is the voice calling in the desert Prepare ye the way.

    Loving upon you and praying for you and Adam as He prepares ye the way!

    xox Judith

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