It never seemed to make sense to me, how can something so wonderful as adoption be so hard? Its a picture of the Gospel, of what God did for us. We were orphans, destitute, and without hope. But.... He rescued us, saved us, and made us His own children.
The enemy did not like this.
And the enemy doesn't like adoption. he doesn't like families and orphans becoming sons and daughters to families who will teach them the Gospel, point them to their Heavenly Father, nurture them, and love them as they should be loved.
But we as believers must rise up against this and fight for these children.
Sometimes that fight is our own, we battle financial obstacles, mounds of paperwork, court proceedings that don't make sense, and endless fears about the future. Other times we fight on our knees for others in the process, begging our Sovereign God to break down chains, and open gates... to bring HIS children home.
Two verses come to mind about this fight and what we should do:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Provers 31:8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed."
If you know of someone who is adopting be sure to pray for them. Let them know you are and really do it.
To my beautiful momma friends out there in the thick of it, be encouraged not to give up,
He is fighting for you.
Thanks for reading