This is part 2 of our series on adoption: 10 Favorite Bible Verses on Adoption by Redeeming Goods. Read part 1 on adoption: Waiting Well over at Redeeming Goods.
Over a year ago, my husband and I started our adoption journey. The wait has been long and hard, but God gives endurance through His Word.
I’ve been compiling a list of Bible verses to encourage us along the journey and wanted to share that list with you!
Be an encourager and share this list!
“In you the orphan finds mercy.” Hosea 14:3
Is there a Bible verse on adoption that is special to you? Please share below!
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I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy. Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence. Psalm 140:12-13
Soooo…. The other day I was struggling with depression. Yes, [raises hand] I struggle with depression. For those who know my story, the last few years have been incredibly painful. Where can I find hope when my heart hurts? I have looked in many places. The only thing that has brought life to the deep sting of death is God’s Word, the Bible.
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68
So there I was again, feeling beaten down after a long day. Despairing of life. My hands reaching up as a last-ditch effort for God to meet me in my need. I read a section from a little devotional book and it settles me just enough to fall asleep.
I wake with the same pain and anxieties I went to bed with. But I open my Bible reading app and read the assigned text for the day. And that’s when it hit me…
//Pause// Have you ever read something in the Bible that you’ve totally read like 1,000 times… except for this time, it seemed completely new and written just for you? That was me at that moment! //Play//
THIS is my hope!!
In a raw and real way, the author David pours his heart out to God. He is in so much pain! He doesn’t know if it will ever end. I feel ya man! But then he ends with this:
“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.”
Response: “Father, set my heart solidly on the far yet near future of dwelling in Your presence, and overflow my heart with thanks to Your name.”
Thinking I was alone, the next day I shared my deep, ugly struggles with a friend. And wouldn’t you know it, she said she’s been struggling with the same thing! We then shared with each other some solace we’ve found in Scripture. And let me tell you, it was a balm for the soul!
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