It's in situations like these that I'm so glad for the faith that has been passed down to me and that I have received through grace. Because my faith tells me that even when things don't go the way they should, there is still good in it for me. James gave us a revolutionary new thought that we should rejoice when things don't go our way, because it actually makes us better persons. Beyond that, Paul declared that "all things work together for good for those who love Him."
I've said many times that I don't believe God has a purpose for everything (ie, repeated court delays in the adoption process), but I do believe that God will find a purpose in everything. I believe that all situations can be redeemed if I am willing to allow them to be. That knowledge doesn't allow me to feel sorry for myself. I am a prisoner of hope, chained by my own belief in God's power to use anything to bring glory to Himself and accomplish His purposes in me.
E. Stanley Jones wrote that when Christ is truly sufficient for you, there is nothing that anybody can take away from you or deny you, because Christ is all you need. So until our case finally passes, and I am able to travel to bring home my boys, I will enjoy the time I have with my wife and girls and trust in my all-sufficient Savior to redeem the waiting. And even when it hurts, I will echo the words of Job: "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him" (Job 13:5).