Saturday, February 11, 2012


     The prayer in our devotional last night really spoke to us so we thought we would share it with you. The devotional is by Ginger Garrett and is called "Moments for Couples Who Long for Children." The devotional talked about how God is still moving in our circumstances whether our journey seems swift or agonizingly slow.  Our wait for a baby has brought a fair amount of weariness to us lately-We seem to get so close and then heartbreaking disappointment and another delay.  It is such a comfort to know that God is always working, even when we can't see the progress.   He is using everything, even the disappointments and delays, to work everything together for our good (Romans 8:28). 
Here is the prayer, written by Ginger Garrett and based on Isaiah 40:31:
"Lord, we want to soar like the eagles and run without growing weary.
Walking seems so frustratingly slow! 
We just want to cross that finish line-but You have many plans to accomplish
through our gradual progress.
Give us endurance!
The journey can feel so long and confusing; sometimes it can be hard to see
your hand in our circumstances. 
Grant us the patience to continue walking, give us the strength to keep moving,
and grow our faith in You with every delay as we wait for a child."
     Waiting is hard...but we are so glad that time waiting is not time wasted!


  1. Jim and Amy, Thank you for sharing this with all of us. What a ministry the Lord has given to you to share things in your life that will reach out and touch others that waiting for a baby as well. And this one also ministers to all of us waiting for God to move in areas of our lifes. It is so wonderful to come on and see a post from you. You are a true blessing to those around you and we can not wait to hear the wonderful news that you will become mommy and daddy soon. Lord Bless you in all that you do.

  2. Amen, Karen! It is so true that we want to rush and come to the 'happy ending' as quickly as possible. It is difficult to be patient and endure with thanksgiving the process (which we only see as delay)!

  3. Thank you Mom and Cindy! Your words always encourage us and help make the wait more bearable. Thanks for being there for us:)

  4. Jim & Amy~ My prayers are in agreement with you. I pray that with the endurance, patience, strength & faith, that You have; more joy, goodness, kindness & love! AMEN!! xoxo