Thursday, April 30, 2009

Touch, Agree, and Believe

This is a call to action for all of my believing-in-spite-of-what-I-see friends that will join me in shaking the foundations, breaking through, and breaking free. So, here is what I will be singing to myself today, the words are so true. What I'm asking you to do is to tell me what you believe in, what you are hoping, and believing for.

Praise, they say confuses the enemy and I'm wondering if we can drive him stark raving mad. That's my goal and that's my plan. Try to listen to this song a couple of times and see if it doesn't lift your spirits.

I Still Believe
Marvin Winans

I still believe in marriages made in heaven.
And that love will conquer all.
I've been hurt but not deceived.
Regardless of what has happened I still believe.

I still believe in predestination and eternal purpose
All things work together for my good
Opposition comes against me yet still I proceed
Cause no matter what I'm facing I still believe.

Now remember faith the size of a mustard seed
Has the potential of endless possibilities
And if you just keep the faith
The promise of a better day is a guarantee

I've been through enough to make me cynical
Cold-hearted, mean, and just disagreeable
But, I have chosen to believe in a happy day for me
Filled with miracles. Oh just a happy day -- the sun is shining.

I still believe in waterfalls and sunsets
And that dreams really do come true
Hope springs eternal in those who believe
That's why no matter what happens, I still believe

I really do believe
I believe in the good of all mankind
I believe behind the clouds the sun still shines
I believe there is coning a brighter day
I believe that our children will lead the way.
I believe that trouble won't last -- always
Joy is coming in the morning

Every mountain be exalted
Rough places made plain
I believe that the lion will lay down with the lamb
I believe that we will if we will that we can
Don't you ever stop moving towards the promise land
I believe that trouble won't last always
I believe that trouble won't last always

No matter what you are going through
I want you to believe that you will, I want you know that you can
And never stop helping your fellow man
Keep the faith, keep the faith
We're going to make, we're gonna make it if you just keep believing
Keep on hoping, keep on trusting
It's going to be alright, that's what I believe

I believe it I really do
I believe


kristine said...

i believe in you.
and i believe you are a great mom.

Robbin said...

Standing in the gap!

Angela said...

I'm believing for you Valarie. God knows the desires of your heart. The greatest blessings seem to be the most difficult at times.

Satan can not interfere in what God has ordained.

Bennett said...

Valerie hang in there.....

I am a believer!!!!

Anonymous said...

You will get there. I believe!


Dawn said...

I believe God has a purpose for you and the challenges that He allows you to go through are not to defeat you but to remind you of who you are in Him. When you are weak, He is strong!

He will never leave you nor forsake you. He loves you and wants you to have His BEST.

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

I believe that it is HE who has given you this desire and it is HE who is comforting you with midnight peace (you know, that kind of peace that puts you in a foggy/tranquil/fuzzy kind-of state that you can't explain).

I believe it has been set---GOD has entrusted you with His children and it will come to be!

That's what I believe.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog early in my own adoption process and have periodically checked in on your progress. I've appreciated your thoughtful posts about race, adoption, and many other things. I know that your process has not be smooth or straightforward.

I wanted to let you know that things will work out for you and that the waiting is so so so tough. A glimmer of hope: On Monday, I passed court (not even scheduled) after four previous attempts. I've had my referral since November. They will be here. People are pulling for you.
(I just started a blog . . . )

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]