5 Bible Verses That Can Lift You Up During the Adoption Process

These Bible verses may bring you comfort during the most difficult parts of your adoption journey.

Jeanette Green November 27, 2015

During times of trial, it is common to lean on family, friends, and our faith. Sometimes, however, there are times when we feel so alone and that no one can truly understand how we feel. Or, perhaps we’re just embarrassed to share how we truly feel. In those times, nearly 84% of the world population will somehow go to their faith for answers. For Christians, many will turn to the Bible.

As a Christian myself, I have found great comfort in many of the verses I’ve read. I am reminded that I am not alone, that there is a greater purpose than the pain of the “momentary” trial, that I have reason to hope. It doesn’t make the pain of loss or uncertainly go away all the time, but it does lift the burden that weighs on my heart. And ultimately, it does help me feel happier through my adoption journey, enjoying each moment and recognizing there is value in each experience I have.

Though there are many that have helped me during times of fear, impatience, hopelessness, and sadness, here are 5 that have helped me keep things in perspective and that also remind me . . . I am not alone.

1. Love

1 John 4:16. "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

2. Patience

Romans 12:12. "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer."

3. Faith

2 Corinthians 1:24. "Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand."

4. Hope

Romans 15:13. "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."

5. Peace

Isaiah 41:10. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

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Jeanette Green

Jeanette Green is a mother to three beautiful children--two through the blessing of adoption. She is a firm believer that we never walk alone, the sun continues to shine even when we can’t feel its rays, and you can’t get sick from raw cookie dough. Various life experiences have taught her that life never turns out like we expect. But if we’re patient, we learn that it’s better that way. To learn more about Jeanette and her crew, visit The Green Piece

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