God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.1 John 3:20
Chris and I have found this to be so true, even more so today. First, let me back up. I have a little bible verse a day thing in my house and a few days ago turned it only to find this verse. I was instantly struck with God telling me that this applies directly to our adoption. At first I didn't think much about it. However, we then found out we would not be able to apply for the Our Creator's Hope adoption grant. We also still have not heard back from other grants. God was reminding me that He is greater than our hearts and knows everything.
Today, in a moment of nesting (yes I truly am already nesting at 30 weeks pregnant), I decide to clean out our file cabinet. While going through our adoption file folder, I find another grant application that we could possibly apply for. I go online to check it out, and it is literally the easiest grant application we have ever applied for. It did not take us long at all. We should know by April 15th or so if we qualified. For prayer purposes, this grant is called National Adoption Fund and they have grants ranging from $500-$2,500. We also were able to complete the Shaohannah's Hope grant last night and just need to send in the mail a few copies of paperwork. We do have a specific prayer request in regards to Shaohannah's Hope. We did not realize until last night that they typically have a minimum of 3-4 months of review time in the application process. Our prayer is that God would find favor and somehow, even though it seems impossible, our application would go through sooner.
Thank you for praying for all our grants. Keep praying to hear back soon on many of them. Also, remember that God is greater than our hearts and He knows everything!