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Edith Pont

Great Expectations

Ten months waiting for our son’s birth certificate and no news yet! We recently received court papers, noting our presence for the next court hearing, so I jumped to the conclusion that the birth certificate must have arrived. To our disappointment, it was just a procedure. The social worker mentioned no further updates and no calls back from the person processing the paperwork.

As you can imagine, I am full of anticipation. Our son has been in his forever home for almost nine months. We can’t wait for the adoption to be final. He is our son, no doubt about it, but not having the official papers weighs my heart. So many plans have already taken place… what the adoption day will look like, where will we go after, the decorations for the big party and on and on… But the most important anticipation is to be able to call him our son (at least in the eyes of the law). Our expectations are great.

Isn’t it difficult to wait for an answer to prayer? We ask God to answer and He seems to take time or we perceive as Him not answering at all. Although anxiety creeps in… I know that there is nothing that God cannot do. Track record in my life has taught me this. So, I remind myself, and you today, to keep your eyes on God while you wait for His answer.


Remember, there is no situation that God cannot handle, direct or manipulate to answer your prayer! Nothing is impossible for God (Luke 1:7) and all things work out for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

We are more than conquerors!

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37 (ESV)

We have great expectations that God has already worked out the birth certificate situation. His timing is always perfect. All is well my soul!

Whatever you are expecting God to do in your life – Expect it to be GREAT! Just keep your eyes on Him.

“Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:12 (NIV)



Rest in His Word: Read Psalm 42:5

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?
 Put your hope in God,
 for I will yet praise him,
 my Savior and my God.” (NIV)

Heart Checkup:

  • What prayers have you been waiting on?
  • What are the expectations of God’s answer to your prayers?
  • Where have you been fixing your eyes? Take them back to God – His Word, His Truth!