The Bible verses I have listed below are just a small taste of all God’s Word has to say on adoption, orphan care and His heart for the poor. If I ever feel Satan whispering, “This journey is too hard for you. The paperwork will be more than you can do. The money is more than God can provide. Do you really feel qualified?” When I hear those whispers from Satan, I read God’s word and declare my victory. God has already won. He will provide. He will provide the energy, the determination, the strength, the perseverance and every other thing me and my husband need to complete this call he has placed in our hearts.
James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Deuteronomy 10:18 – He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
Psalm 68:5-6 – A father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
John 14:18 – I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Isaiah 1:17 – Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Ephesians 1:5-6 – In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will — to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
Psalm 140:12 – I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
Proverbs 31:8-9 – Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.