Sunday, February 20, 2011

A New Thing

Tonight I spent some time with my dear friend, Lesa. She is a gem and I feel so blessed to call her friend. She is one of those friends who doesn't need to hurry me through whatever state I'm in - stressed, sad, happy, excited, fearful - no matter - she will listen and be there with me.
Along this road to adoption, I've experienced so many disappointments, bumps and bruises - and some wonderful high points as well. As I inch ever closer to getting my little Lovebug home, I find myself expecting the worst - bracing myself for more disappointment. I've moved into this space of catastrophizing....UGH!
I was reading on my firend Alan's blog tonight about repentance and he posted these verses from Isaiah...
Isaiah 43:18-21 (New International Version, ©2010)

18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.

Oh, how these verses are a balm to my weary soul! Lord, how I need to foget the former things, choosing not to dwell on the past and instead focus on this new thing you are doing in my are the provider of water and streams in a very dry place in my life. I proclaim your praise!