Nothing is too difficult for Thee
Faith has been a consistent theme in my life. It has carried me through and keeps carrying me through. There are times in life when we stare at the mountain in front of us and think, "This will NEVER move." I can't tell you how many times that's been me. But even better, I can't tell you how many times God HAS moved that mountain!
I find myself this week in a situation where a child I care very much about is being emotionally damaged and put down by another adult. I don't know what the solution is. God does. It's in times like these I feel out of control. I cry out to God, "Why?" I feel powerless. Many people say to me, "I could never do foster care. It would hurt me too much." Key word. ME. I wonder, 'Do you think Jesus said, "Father, I could never go to those people. They will hurt ME too much. They will deny me, reject me, and my own friends will desert me. I'm sorry Father. I could never do that." Thankfully Jesus didn't do that. He rather said, "Father not my will, but yours be done (Luke 22:42)."
I don't believe that everyone is called to foster care. But, please don't ever say you can't do something because it would hurt you too much. It does hurt.
It hurts more than anything I've ever done.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.
Darin and I don't do foster care because we're amazing people. We do it because currently we are called to it. I don't know why we have been called to it because most days I feel like I stink at it. I constantly ask, "Father, please work despite me." And somehow He does.
Brenda Stice hubert
9/20/2014 02:49:53 pm
Becky from the time you baba b that Noah, I could see your Godly heart. You are an amazing young lady which will achieve great things in God's name. Thank you!!
9/20/2014 02:56:47 pm
Brenda, thank you for your kind words! How is Noah? That feels like so long ago now. Such a sweet boy. I hope you guys are doing well!
9/20/2014 04:06:08 pm
My dad is getting a thymoma removed Monday and while I dont know God's will exactly, I've felt called to pray all along for his commplete healing, even when the local doc said it was inoperable lymphoma. His symptoms are disappearing. ...what if God heals himcompletely? He's already much safer than we thought at first and we have prayed in hope. I only know one woman whose tumor was removed through prayer but I KNOW one and that reminds me how cool God is. Praying for total healing and for my dad to see his call to ministry again and serve many more years....like the Bares still do. <3 you, would love thefoster care ministry but am not so enabled, thanks to my body and Anneliese. Prayers that you find rich fellowship, mssg me I have a great foster-to-adoption mom you might like. I think she's crazy fun. Keep praising that great God, whether he's dramatic or not!!!!! :-)
9/22/2014 04:16:38 am
Elizabeth, wow...that is cool. It is amazing how God can do miracles if He wants to! I love it when medical things blow doctors away because they're unexplainable. I understand not being able to do foster care with the physical difficulties. Like I said, I definitely don't think everyone is called to it. We are each called to something different. It's beautiful how God uses us in different ways :)
9/21/2014 02:35:17 am
Becky -love your blog! Especially love how you addressed those who say they could NEVER foster because of THEIR pain. I remember almost feeling looked down on when so many said they could never do this, that they could never let a child go.
9/22/2014 04:17:58 am
Vicki, thanks for checking it out! I'm hoping that by blogging about some foster care experiences maybe it will get others excited too :) You have been such an encouragement to me in this process. Thank you!
9/21/2014 02:04:11 pm
Becky, what a beautiful perspective you have on foster care, and how encouraging to hear the mountains God has moved in your life! I'm grateful for your transparency, which for me is one of the many marks of great leadership. God is raising up leaders from our generation. Looking forward to your next post!
9/22/2014 04:20:37 am
Alison, thank you so much! I'm new at this blogging thing so it's encouraging to get feedback :)
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is a rural Missouri preacher's wife who stays at home with her son Winston and 4 foster sons whom she and her husband are in the process of adopting! (Looking forward to the day I can put their names on here!)