Fostering

Feelings VS. Faith

CONFESSION……. I sometimes (…..well almost always) let my feelings lead the way.

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There is a whole lot of emotions that come with foster care.  The thought of the unknown is a huge one!

After a few meetings these past weeks and multiple phone calls, I was left with that empty and helpless feeling of really not knowing at all of the future for my little boy.  It’s definitely not a nice feeling.

But, I have to say ……. if your faith or trust in God is weak or even struggling a little bit, try walking into the foster care world!  It will no doubt move your faith, and raise your trust in God completely and more than you can imagine!

It’s ALL we have on this journey of fostering. Literally.  There is not one thing that we have control in, and not one thing we can do to change the system.

You feel hopeless, sad and depleted.

But, those are my feelings.

I am pushed now to stand on my faith! To trust that God has the very BEST for this baby in my arms, and to hope for something much greater than I can even imagine for this little one. We are the bridge right now to help him, and any other little person who enters our lives.

I want to be a gap changer

a love giver

a prayer interceder

and a faith warrior for these ones who can not defend them selves. (Prov 31:8)

And I won’t be able to do that if I live by my feelings.

There have been many times where I could have let my feelings dictate the course of my life, (infertility, loss of a child, money/marriage problems, physical pain etc……)  very painful times. But…… I didn’t.  I chose (key word chose) to live by faith.  I know this is easier said than done, believe me. People need to feel, and cry and express, but the major decisions and any act moving forward should be based on your faith.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.    Hebrews 11:6

Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:19

Each new day and in anything we put our hands to, is an opportunity to trust God more, and have our faith lead the way.

What are some things that you are letting your feelings lead in?  Whatever it is, I’ll be praying that your faith wins out!

Have an amazing day!

~ Kait

 

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