Monday, February 6, 2012

The Battle is Against Satan

I received many emails, comments, texts, etc. after my last couple of posts and I appreciate the prayers and concern so so much! I wanted to share what one of those emails, from a good friend and adoptive mother, said. It is a great reminder for all of us that are in the midst of a battle, regardless of the kind, that I think we often forget…

“I have to say the only reason I can surmise [for all of the hurting, pain, etc.] is to point a finger at one person and one person only.  It would stand to reason that this one person would be the only one who would benefit from any resistance to a child being placed in a loving home or a Christian couple uniting with the child God intended to be a part of their family, because he is the only person who would want this process to be extended, if not all together stopped.  Yep, you guessed it, satan.  While it seems our struggle is with the international country, the government, or anyone who could possibly delay the process for adopting parents, it is really a spiritual battle.  You are at war.  And, not only that, you are winning.  Therefore, it stands to reason the attacks (aka...friends hurting and struggling, family illness, death, day to day living struggles and pessimistic thoughts creeping into your head...) would increase.  But, my dear friend, you know the end.  You know God is victorious! He defeats satan.  Hold fast to His plan.  Don't lose sight of it, no matter what!  Tighten your belt, devote even more time to God's word, or prayer, or praise music, or whatever, hold on tight to Jesus' hand!  It will be a bumpy ride, but in the end, you will have a beautiful child to raise for Christ!  When that day arrives, all of this will be a distant memory, instantaneously!  The moment you see that baby's face for the first time, you will know it is all worth it….eternity, which is the real reason we are involved in God's plan of adoption in the first place, is so much longer.... and it will be worth it!”

Amen! :)


  1. Thanks for this, I forwarded part of it to Steph... even though ti is a different situation, the same concept applies. :) Love you!

    1. Exactly! Still satan that we are battling and still the Lord that triumphs!!