One of the books that helped me tremendously on our decade-long journey of adoption was The Journey of Desire by John Eldredge. Here is one of my favorite quotes from that book:
“We all know the dilemma of desire, how awful it feels to open our hearts to joy, only to have grief come in. They go together. We know that. What we don’t know is what to do with it, how to live in this world with desire so deep in us and disappointment lurking behind every corner. After we’ve taken a few arrows, dare we even desire?”(p. 23)
Check out John Eldredge’s homepage: Ransomed Heart Ministries
If you are in a season of waiting on God to answer your deep desire and need encouragement, click here.
For my review of Journey of Desire and additional quotes, click here.
See also– http://nineyearpregnancy.wordpress.com/