Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Broken Heart

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18

Some precious friends of ours adopted a baby 4 months ago. What a joyous moment when they brought her home from the hospital! But today they are required to return her...the birth mother has changed her mind. (Seemingly because of outside pressures.) I can say without a doubt that they are brokenhearted and crushed right now. Confused, and probably still a bit in shock. This child that they have prayed for, rejoiced over, loved, fed and cared for will suddenly no longer be their own.

Would you join me in prayer for them today? I am intentionally not sharing their names; but God is close to them right now and will surely know for whom you are praying.

For my friends: I ask that you pray for God's peace that passes understanding. That bitterness and hopelessness would not be allowed to take root in their hearts. That as they walk this path that God would allow them sweet glimpses of His purposes and that they would be drawn closer to God and each other as they begin this grieving and healing process.

For their sweet baby girl: That God would be watching out for her; protecting her. That He would fully equip the birth mom or other family members who will be raising her and give them a genuine love for her. That He would heal the past hurts present within this family and that they would be drawn to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Thank you. It encourages my heart to know that others will care and pray. Everything in me wants to make the hurt and pain of this day go away; I know that He who holds them is in control and can do exceedingly above all that we ask or think.

If you have children, hold them a little closer today; none of us are guaranteed another tomorrow. What a gift today is.

Blessings!

Shanda

15 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh my heart is breaking for them. I cannot imagine. The R House (on my blogroll) is going through something similar with the biological dad. I just can't imagine the pain of having your child taken away like that.

christy rose said...

My heart goes out for this family. I will be praying for them.

Mimi said...

Heartbreaking. I will be praying for them today.

Butterfly Flutter said...

Our love and prayers are sent their way. I just can not believe this would be allow to happen after four months.

HappyascanB said...

Oh, Shanda, how very sad. I'm also praying for your friends, for the baby, for her biological family, and for you as their friends. God is close to the brokenhearted, and He always has a Plan, even when we do not understand.

Gretchen said...

Prayed. This just stinks. Hard to be cognizant of His plan in this, but I'm praying for it.

Laretha said...

Oh my - I can't imagine the pain and heartbreak. God never waste hurt. For what the enemy means for harm God will make good.

My prayer for them is that they will see the good, that is would be revealed to them soon.

Shanda - you are so sweet. I love reading your blog.

Honey Mommy said...

That would be absolutely horrible. My thoughts and prayers are with them!

Jennifer said...

I am in shock and so heartbroken for your friends. Truthfully, I didn't realize that this really happens....I am so sad for them and please let them know they are covered in prayer - by many they don't even know!

Rachel said...

THank you for sharing - how heartbreaking. Yet God is able to heal - even losses like this can be used for His glory. So hard to see it right now - but praying.

Dawn Jenkins said...

I can't even imagine...oh the pain. I am praying right now!

Daveda said...

AWE...I will be praying for them as well. My heart can only imagine what they must be going through.

Anonymous said...

As a mother of two adopted children I know that this always a possibility. My heart and prayers go out to them and the birth parents as well. My God comfort them and bless them in this time of need in Jesus name. I pray your friend clings to God and remembers that only through Jesus can yucky things be eventually be turned into something precious and beautiful.

rhemashope said...

Praying.

Busy Mom said...

My heart is breaking for them and I will lift them up in prayers that they may find comfort and God will provide for them.