I sometimes think we see God as a genie in a bottle, and we believe that the purpose of His power is to make our wishes come true.
It was nearly three years ago that my husband and I sat in the office of an infertility clinic and received the prognosis that we had about a 3% chance of having children “on our own.” For a few years we had been praying for a biological child, and we had tried every suggestion the doctors had given, only to land in this place. As we sat there, we felt a mixture of defeat and sadness, but oddly enough, we also felt peace because, at last, we were beginning to see God’s plan. He was calling us to adoption.
I never doubted the power of God to allow us to conceive.
Jeremiah 10:12 says:
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
Since God could do all of that, I knew without a doubt that He was powerful enough to give us a biological child. But God is also powerful enough to have a bigger plan than ours.
He is powerful enough to be a father to the fatherless.
He is powerful enough to make a home for the lonely.
God has a powerful plan that is much greater than what we often imagine, and the amazing thing is that if we make ourselves available, He allows us to be a part of it.
We should remember that the power of God serves not only a blessing to us, but it allows us to be a blessing to others.
About the Writer:
Gabby Brown is a daughter of God Most High. She is married to her best friend and she is the mother of two amazing little boys. She leads the adoption ministry at First Baptist Dallas, and supports her husband in his role as teacher of the Growing Roots Sunday School class.