I know a young couple who have now been married for eight years. They have long desired to start their own family, but despite all science had to offer, God’s answer seemed to be an emphatic no. The baby they wanted to hold, the little girl to cherish, the little boy to embrace, all seemed out of their reach.
They turned to fostering to adopt, agreed to accept siblings and placed no restrictions on race, and still the days and months passed. Paperwork, Interviews, inspections turned into disappointment, frustration, wonder. Why wouldn’t God want them to have a family?
Finally, this past year, the call came.
Why did they have to wait so long? To increase their desire? To hone their faith? Perhaps. Both happened. But I think something more was in play. God needed those seven years to get their family ready: a girl, some boys, a baby––everything their heart desired.
God does nothing half way. He meets EVERY need and desire that is in line with His will. Why He wills some to have families and others not, I don’t know. But He does. Why He wills some to recover from illness and others not, I don’t know. But He does. Why He wills some to experience success and fortune while others struggle, I don’t know. But He does.
And here again we might have to wait. In our lifetime and from our vantage point, we may never know the reason. But He does, and one day we will.