Friday, February 6, 2015

Glimpses of Hope

I always find it awesome when God gives me a little glimpse of hope.  Recently, I have been given two of those.  They let me feel God’s blessing and presence.  Awesome.

The first was last Tuesday.  I had a blog entry planned that I had wanted to write but just hadn’t had the chance to complete it.  Then, I received an email with an entry from one of my favorite bloggers, Lisa.  I think God was telling me that He had a different plan.  The first line of this entry was Jeremiah 17:7…
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.”

How perfect, I thought!  This should be my verse for the year to go along with my goal to TRUST God more.

Then, I continued reading, and the next verse was Jeremiah 17:8 (doy because that’s how the Bible is laid
“They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”

WHAT?!  That makes it even more perfect.  I immediately texted Mom and Todd and told them about my awesome find. 

I told Mom that it meant we were going to have a million babies, and she quickly informed me that she wouldn’t be able to hang around long enough for me to have a million babies.  Ha!

Todd’s response was, “So there is hope for your green thumb?”  That man never ceases to make me laugh.

My day had been made!

My second glimpse of hope from God came this Monday.  I was texting with my dear friend, Kacy, about adoption and how we felt about that.

Then, I read the second day of my Bible plan called Infertility Encouragement from Sarah’s Laughter.  These are excerpts from the plan that can be found on the YouVersion Bible app (created and distributed electronically FOR FREE by…sorry, shameless plug):
“Jesus didn’t tell His disciples to use the internet to spread the Gospel because He knew that wasn’t His plan for them at their time in history….Imagine the confusion if He had revealed this part of His plan too early….Perhaps it’s that way with your desire to conceive.  Today you may believe you could never fall in love with an adopted child.  It may seem impossible to you.  But what if God included adoption in His plan for you long before you even knew infertility would be a part of your vocabulary?”

Hello, God.  It’s me, Laura, and I am receiving your glimpses of hope.  Thank you for sending these.

By the way, this Bible plan has been so thrilling for me.  I’m learning and opening my eyes so much.  I’ll be doing this one on repeat.  It’s.that.good! 

Anyway, I’m not saying that God is telling me to adopt.  I just think that He heard Kacy and me.  He sensed our fears of the unknown.  He sensed that we were changing our minds a lot and didn’t know what to think about what was up and what was down.  I think He just wanted to share that we may not understand His plan right now, but it’s still good and perfect.  That’s the key.  That’s what He wanted to tell us that day.  (Also, Kacy and I were not saying we feared not being able to love an adopted child.  We were simply talking about adoption and if it fit into our futures or not.)

I am grateful all over again for a God that listens to me and sends me little glimpses of hope at just the perfect times.


Please, go and read the gem of a blog entry that followed the gem of a Bible verse that I discussed in my first glimpse of hope from God.  I promise, you will be glad you did:
Deep Roots During Infertility

I’m doing a link-up with this blog entry today, too:


  1. I really love that verse from Jeremiah. I love thinking about being strong in the Lord, not bothered or worried. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I love it, too. I'm so glad that I found it. I think it's awesome when God brings you verses at just the time they will mean the most to you. :)

  2. You're so strong my friend. Just be still and listen. It will be so clear what path you are meant to travel next. Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Jessah! I appreciate you and your willingness to help me sort through things so very much!!

  3. Laura, you are sometimes too DEEP for me! Ha! I am so thrilled that you are listening to the voice of God through your friends blogs, through conversations, and through your devotional readings.
    I know not what he has in store for you and Todd, but I know He has something. I'm just glad to be along for the ride.

    1. Thanks, Momma. I'm one lucky girl to have you along on this ride with us. I adore you!

  4. So so so good. Isn't GOd so good? I love his blue sock moments and all the ways He speaks to us just when we need to hear him!

    1. Caroline! Blue sock moments are exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote this. They really are the coolest thing when they happen!!

  5. I just love that verse and I love that you are hearing and listening to God's voice. You are such a strong woman and I know that God will lead you on the right path. Just keep looking to Him...not the right...or to the left...but just on Him and you can't go wrong. xo

    1. Thank you for your continued support and uplifting words, Elisha. You are such an awesome encourager. *Hugs*