Yep. You heard me.
Thought you were gonna come here for some encouraging words, didya?
Well, keep reading.
You would have to be insane to want to add more stress and chaos to your perfectly great life…right?
After all, adoption is expensive.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Adoption is overwhelming.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
The unknowns can be scary.
“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid.” Psalm 112:7-8
It requires sacrifice.
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23
It’s is exhausting.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
It can be frustrating.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
Adoption is time-consuming…before, during and after the process.
“With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8
Adoption exacerbates my weaknesses.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Adoption is insane…
…and I’m as happy as a clam to be in the loony bin.
(don’t worry…I’ve got plenty-o-great stuff to say about adoption, but I’ll save it for another post)