The family who adopts a child (or children) is embarking on a big journey and needs big encouragement.
Thankfully, we have a big God Who has given us His Word, sufficient for every aspect of adoption. Here are 5 verses every adopting family should learn. All 5 of these verses or passages apply to any stage of adoption in which you find yourself–from praying about adopting, to waiting for the referral, to raising the necessary funds, to bringing the child home, and to parenting the child.
God’s Word is sufficient for every need.
1. Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
2. Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
3. Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
4. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
5. Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.