“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

I’m not going to lie to you, when I used to hear this verse, it would sometimes make me cringe.  That sounds horrible but it’s true.  I used to think to myself, “yeah but…what if He doesn’t?”  I had friends who’s deepest desire was to have a child, yet they couldn’t.  There were times when my deepest desire was for our condo to sell so that we could move into a home and expand our little family, but it didn’t.  Why does this passage tell people that God WILL give you the desires of your heart when clearly He sometimes doesn’t…

That was my old way of thinking…

Before Amelia my hearts desire was to adopt a child via international adoption.  That was it, international adoption or nothing.  We went through various countries and due to various reasons, none of them were working out.  Through each one, my husband brought up domestic adoption. I was 100% against it.  I had heard horror stories about birth families coming back for a child, years of wait time, and no infant availability.  Plus, I knew that God would grant me the desires of my heart and international adoption would eventually work out for us…it didn’t.  Now here is where the divine intervention began.  My heart’s desire began to change. Out of nowhere, I began to long for a domestic adoption.  God began to change my heart to fit His perfect will for my life.  When I say His PERFECT will, I mean perfect.  I can’t imagine a more perfect child for Adam and I than Amelia.


This verse is a special one for me.  Like I said before, I was never a fan of it before, I doubted it and then God said, “But wait Janel, my Word is truth.”  If your heart’s desire isn’t aligned with God’s Will for you, He has the power and the love to change it.



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