"Rejoice In the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice! Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do NOT be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication WITH thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of GOD which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!" (ESV)
So these are my thoughts…. As I was lying in bed awake for the 50th time anxiously awaiting for my water to break so the impending birth of our first son can begin. Well, ok the verse was not my first thought, the Lord so graciously reminded me of this verse repeatedly throughout the night. I know its seems so trivial and like such a small matter to so many other things to worry about on such a grander scale but this is the season that I am in and though little to everyone else its pretty big to me…no pun intended=) ok well, like too big for my clothes to fit, big to me!! But the Lord because HE IS GOOD and HE DOES CARE and LOVE me reminded me that I have had a fabulous pregnancy. OK maybe not fabulous, but a healthy pregnancy. Which is a God given thing considering I have hypothyroidism, a history of preeclampsia and also spent the majority of my pregnancy chasing around a 1 and 2 year old...(They have both just graduated to 2 and 3..sniff sniff) but believe it or not I have felt good even to the end. I’m not exhausted or miserable, I still have energy and am enjoying my day to day chaos….well most days=) It was a pretty humbling thought in the midst of my complaining, I truly do have so much to be thankful for!
So… here I am one week out and as I like to say, “large and in charge”=), and, well, we all know that I am not! Abigail’s birthday has come and gone (her due date was a week later than Elijah’s ;) and I’m still trucking! I really don’t know why I am trying to rush this thing anyways, I’m sure that having 2 kids out and 1 kid in is going to be easier than having 3 out, 3yrs and under! But of this one thing I am sure, the Lord’s Grace and His peace will get me through one day at a time and though I am most assured that I will have to be reminded to trust in Him several times again, I WILL TRUST IN HIM!
I know that not everyone is in the same season that I am in, but I want to encourage you that no matter the season you are in, that this “Life verse” does apply to you too!! That’s what so awesome about our Jesus; he came for us ALL so that we may have Life and have it more abundantly! Amen! Don’t worry, Be happy my friends!! xoxoxo