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My husband and I have been trying to adopt a child for many years, but because we are older than most couples our applications continue to be turned down. With so many homeless children in the world it seems that agencies would be happy to approve couples who have developed some wisdom and make a comfortable living. We have felt that God has led us to open our hearts and home to a precious child. Is our faith too weak?


From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

One of the oldest stories and one of the most marvelous miracles to be told is that of Abraham and Sarah. Sarah had been childless all her married life, and she was approaching the age of 90. Could anything be more impossible? How could anyone blame this couple for doubting God’s promise that they would someday have their own child?

But God gently reminded them that nothing is too hard for Him. And the following year the impossible happened. Isaac was born. God fulfilled His promise to Abraham that he would become the father of a great nation.

Believe God for His provision and be tuned into what He may have in store. Natural births or even adoptions may not always be God’s plan, but He will use willing hearts to reach out to those in need. Make it a point to know God’s will, for it is the highest of all wisdom. As we move in the direction we believe God is directing, trust Him to close doors He doesn’t want you to go through, and to open those that will bring His blessing. “Trust in the Lord … in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Find peace with God.