I’m not sure if I’m just adapting to the amount of stress we have right now, or if I’m less stressed.
I still get moments of extreme anxiety, but they are getting less and less often, and I feel like I might be able to function normally in the near future.
I’m still mailing/e-mailing letters, filling out forms, and making “plans.”
Yesterday we got some good news – I have been approved as a sponsor for Carlos, and then we got another letter outlining a bunch of things that need to be done and sent in before July 16th. I’ve been told that none of these things indicate that they are processing our application any faster, but part of me hopes it does mean that. Then the conspiracy side of me wonders if they’ll just get annoyed at all our nagging and refuse him out of spite, or maybe they’ve already put a big red X on his name and they just appear to be going through all the formalities. Can you tell I’m losing faith in our Government?
I wonder how many people reside in Canada illegally, or how many people who are criminals who are not residents or citizens and aren’t deported.
It’s all very depressing, but more and more I’m finding comfort in God’s word.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
I will meditate on these and find peace and refuge in my Savior, only He can truly answer our prayers.