Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Always Victors!

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? (Romans 8:31 NLT)

This is a great verse! A wonderful promise of God! And something we should always remember!

In life we always face trials, tests, and hard times with hard opposition. But the bottom line is that if we live for God and keep ourselves inside His will, He is for us and we will always come out on top!

Currently I'm dealing with some things in my life. My husband and I foster our niece. We are not actively fighting for custody or any such thing. We simply keep her because her mother lost her right to. And in the chance that her mother is not able to get her back, she will be placed with us by the state. We have no effect or control over the situation at all. Being the type A personality that I am, the "no control" part is hard for me. I like to be able to plan and make provisions. But it's hard to do that in this situation. We just have to sit back and leave it up to God.

When court dates come up it's very easy to get nervous. I mean, this baby has been with us since she was 3 weeks old. She is 9 months now. I feel like she is my own. I know she's not, but, being a mother and having a newborn placed in your sole care, one tends to bond and become attached. Hence my nervousness. I don't want to lose her. If I knew her mom was doing better and had turned from her addictions and was ready to be the mother that she needs, I would feel differently. But that is not the case. I love this baby! I want the best for her. I want her to be taken care of and loved and to be put first (well, second only to God and no other substance or person). But that is not going to happen if things continue as they are.

When court is approaching and I feel myself begin to worry, I start praying and reading the Bible. This verse is one of the main ones that I try to keep myself in remembrance of. When I start to think, "What if she lies and they believe her? What if she is not ready and she gets her back anyway?", I just meditate on this verse and others like it. It helps refocus things for me. I trust in God. I truly do. And I know that if the baby goes back to her birth-mother it will be God's will. That is my prayer. That His will is done in the baby's life. I trust that God will protect her. If her mother straightens up and is going to be the best place for her, she will be there. But in the mean time, I'm doing my best to keep myself inside God's will and to keep my home a place that always points to God. That way if she can't be with her birth-mother, she can be in home where she is loved, and where she will learn and grow to know her Heavenly Father! We are always victors when we love God and find comfort in His will!

So the bottom line is no matter what the situation is that you're facing; no matter how hopeless it may seem at the time; no matter what lawyers, or judges, or doctors, or bankers, or bosses, or anybody says, if He is for us who can can be against us?!?!?!
 
Thank You for reading! for questions comments or prayer please feel free to comment below or email me at chassidyhester@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. Chass, you are so sweet and selfless!!! My parents raised my two boy cousins as their own with me and my brother. That meant there was four children in our home. As I look back on my life I can clearly see I was taught early to give!!!! We were all raised together as family and my parents never treated them any different!!! You and Jody are not only giving KC a wonderful safe stable life but you are also giving your three children one of Gods best life lessons and that is to be giving and selfless just like their parents :) Pamela Britt Malone

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