All of life is complicated and requires direction, wisdom, and hope to survive it with hands raised in victory. It wasn’t any different during the years of our adoption. We needed help to get through it victoriously. Undeniably, that unwavering help came from Scripture. Therefore, we started with Bible verses about adoption.
Wherever you are in the adoption process, I can’t recommend anything more than to dig through the pages of your Bible and tuck God’s Word away safely in your heart. (And if you aren’t in the process, but know someone who is, gift them with the Word of God to encourage their walk!)
These verses aren’t just about adoption, though.
But the verses God gives us about adoption are not just for the adoptive family. They are for those of us who need a reminder that our God fights for us, defends us, and calls us His. They are for those of us needing to rest in His strength and under His wing.
As a matter of fact, these verses are for all of us. All of us who forget from time to time that we matter, that we are loved, and that we are called to something with purpose.These #adoption #bibleverses are for all of us who forget from time to time that we matter, that we are loved, and that we are called to something with purpose Click To Tweet
I am sharing with you six Bible verses about adoption that were some of my favorites, yet there are many more. As a matter of fact, I share 30 of the verses we clung to over the more than two years of our adoption process. I made them into printable Bible Verse Cards and they can be downloaded as my gift to you on the page for my new book, Surrendered Hearts: An Adoption Story of Love, Loss, and Learning to Trust. You can find them HERE.
But for now, here are six of my favorite Bible verses about adoption!
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner living among you, giving them food and clothing. -Deuteronomy 10:18 NIV
I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. -I Samuel 1:27 GW
Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired. -Isaiah 40:31 GW
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing and refusing to let the world corrupt you. -James 1:27 NLT
Father to the fatherless, defender to the widows -This is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families: He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy … -Psalm 68:5-6 NLT
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me —the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on the day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His appearing. -2 Timothy 4:7-8 NLT
The Hope We Find in God’s Word
As I mentioned before, all these and more are my gift to you and complement the Surrendered Hearts book. I pray they are of encouragement to you. Without God’s Word, our family wouldn’t be where it is now. Without tucking it away in my heart to meditate on during the times of grief, I’d be lost. And without Scripture to pray over our situations and our family, I know I wouldn’t have these words of hope to offer you. And I know I wouldn’t have been able to write the message of my heart within the pages of Surrendered Hearts.
Friend, wherever you are and whatever you are facing right now, I challenge you to open the pages of your Bible. Start somewhere – anywhere. You don’t have to read the whole book at one time. Take it in small chunks. Today you may start with just one verse. Tomorrow another. But someday, by the grace of God, you will long to soak in His every Word.
Then one day, you will feel a different kind of hope. One that is everlasting. One that doesn’t correlate to the ups and downs of the world we live in, but rather, stays steady no matter what.
Our Story of Hope
My new book is our daughter, Selah’s, adoption story. Yet it’s more. It’s God’s story of showing us He never leaves. And it’s a story that shows exactly how trusting God’s Word and then surrendering changed everything for us. It was the breakthrough that helped us move forward and opened the doors to God’s version of how the story should go.
Want more information? The Surrendered Hearts website is HERE! You’ll find the Book Video Trailer and other goodies like shareable images, tweets, and a set of FREE Bonus Resources for the adoptive parent or for anyone needing a little extra encouragement in life!Get your absolutely FREE set of Bonus Resources for the adoptive parent or for anyone needing a little extra encouragement in life! #SurrenderedHeartsBook #adoption #NationalAdoptionMonth Click To Tweet
The Surrendered Hearts Bracelet
In conjunction with the book, I have partnered with Theresa of Tees Cherished Finds to create a Surrendered Hearts Bracelet! The message to Live Surrendered means that you are choosing to lay down your fears and live surrendered to the One who makes the impossible possible. When you choose to Live Surrendered, you are committing to following Jesus where He calls. You are choosing to let go of whatever is holding you back so you can embrace what comes next. And when you purchase a bracelet for just $15 , just as when you purchase the book, a portion of the proceeds will go to Lori’s chosen adoption ministries.Check out the Surrendered Hearts Bracelet and make a statement to LIVE SURRENDERED! #SurrenderedHeartsBook #NationalAdoptionMonth Click To Tweet
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Praying that in this space, Jesus will speak to you and give you His hope. The kind of hope that takes you through any storm and lands you on the other side. The side of victory!