Do I feel I am fully prepared for the emotions of this? I know I am not. I do know that God will carry us through. He will carry us all through. I was talking to my oldest daughter the other morning about the cost of adopting, and she put things into perspective for me. I was expressing my worry about coming up with the money, and she said, "Mom, the money is the easy part." Wow. How true it that. Money is just money. God will provide. Counting the cost is not about money, it's about giving our life. We are giving of our lifes to raise this precious life. Our whole family is going to give of ourselves to raise this baby. We are going to have to rely on God's strength, wisdom, and love to bring him/her up. God will renew our strength, and we will all have to exchange our own strength for His. He is able.
Isaiah 30:15 Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me.
Deut. 31:7-8 Be strong-take courage! God is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you. Don't be intimidated. Don't worry.
God's Word is so powerful. His Word is true. As I give Him all my cares, He will give me strength. I can rely on His promises.