Processing with Hope

I am still processing the impact of having our foster boys with us this past weekend.  They are still on my mind all throughout the day and night.  We are carrying on here with our daily routines, yet their presence here still lingers.

Giving of ourselves in such a selfless way is not comfortable.  I felt this as I stretched myself this past weekend to meet the challenge of caring for six kids.  I realized in the challenge of it all that I was very much in the depths of what I signed up for.  I signed up to provide a haven of love for children that have been placed in the state’s hands along with the responsibility of caring for our own.  Although at times I felt in over my head, peace somehow came and invaded my doubts and created a sense of hope.

Some of my favorite verses in the bible come from Psalm 121.  I kept these words close to my heart and mind as I stepped into the opportunity of caring for our needy foster boys.  As I think of them, I want to place my hope in my Father’s ever-present and undying love and care.  Here is the entire Psalm.  Maybe it will touch you and comfort you in whatever you are faced with this day.

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.


3 thoughts on “Processing with Hope

  1. matt vaughn says:

    That is our wedding scripture! I come back to it all the time…we need that constant reminder. I can tell your heart is turned towards your children and God will always bless that and give you the strength and encouragement that you need to continue the journey.

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