For many years, my bride and I have planned to adopt a little girl from India. But when she kept getting pregnant, we had to put it off until our children were a certain age (India requires a family to maintain birth order for adopted children). A month ago, the Lord very clearly showed us that it was go-time. So we started the process.

Two obstacles stood in our way. Well, three … but I don’t count money. We’ve never had much of that and it hasn’t stopped the Lord yet! But the two obstacles facing us were time and our home. And both were intertwined.

Adopting from India is a long process. Anywhere from 2-3 years from application to bringing your child home. Because most of the paperwork that qualifies a family for adoption has to be renewed every 18 months or so, that can really up your cost if you don’t time things right. Well, after inquiring with both the adoption agency and our home study agency, it turns out that time is NOT a factor for us. The most we’ll have to pay to renew our paperwork is three hundred dollars. Now you might think that’s a lot of money, but it’s not three thousand dollars, which is what I thought it was going to be. Time? We have all the time in the world because of the way things are set up now!

But what about our home? It’s relatively small. And we were under the impression we would either have to buy a new home or add another bedroom to our current home to qualify for adoption. Sell our home in this market? Sure, God could do that easily. But it still seemed like a crazy idea. How would we make any kind of return on our investment in this market? But adding on requires money up front. So, that was going to be tricky as well.

After talking to our home study agency tonight, it turns out none of these concerns were founded in reality. Our home is perfectly fine to qualify for adoption. If you could have seen our faces when our agent explained that to us, you’d have seen two very relieved people who couldn’t believe their ears. Literally every excuse I’ve had for not moving forward with adoption is gone.

And did I mention that the total cost for our home study is going to be a thousand dollars less than we were first told? Go-time indeed.

Isaiah 40:4 says, “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.” Then verse 9 says, “O Zion, that brings good tidings, get yourself up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that brings good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!”

Behold your God gang! He’s mighty! And there are no obstacles in His path. Ever.

I’m so thankful my God is the most powerful being in existence. I’m so thankful that any obstacle I encounter can be demolished by Him!

Have you thanked God lately for being mighty? Do you have some obstacles in your life right now? Take some time today to thank Him for who He is and then start looking at those obstacles in light of it.

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