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Monday Morning Prayer

Facing Another Who is Pregnant

Faithful God, everywhere I turn I see a pregnant belly.  The very thing I desire is all around me.  Help my eyes to turn upward towards You instead of outward upon others.  When I see another who is pregnant or hear of an unplanned pregnancy help me not to become angry or resentful. Put me in rememberance that You’ve known this child before you formed it in its’ mother’s womb and this baby is part of your ultimate plan, perfect plan. I ask You to  bless these pregnancies and children yet to be born. I’m grateful You are no respecter of persons and what you’ve done for them You are faithful to do for me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again. Job 42:10

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9

While my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple. Jonah 2:7 NAS

I must certainly understand that God shows no partiality…  Acts 10:34

By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.  Hebrews 11:11

 

 

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I needed this today b/c I honestly feel like I’m going into a depression b/c I get angry and my heart hurts when I see “pregnancy announcements. I know the Lord is good, perfect, and loving, and I know that He will give my husband and I children in His time, but the waiting is so painful.

How timely. When I was in worship yesterday, I looked up at a singer on the praise team and wondered why she looked like she was glowing. She turned and I realized that she was pregnant. She’s only been married for two years, max. She looked so lovely that I just felt joy for her. I closed my eyes and slightly cupped my two hands like I was holding the hands of my children as “we” will in future worship together. I redirected myself to Gods promises and found joy and peace in that moment instead of jealously and sadness. God is faithful!!

I was trying to for a couple of years, before having our 1st miscarriage (tubal/surgery, etc.), and we were blessed that our son–who thankfully just turned 18 years old–was destined by God to make it several years later. We had a couple of miscarriages after that, and I had to tell myself, it God’s willing, it will happen. I hate to be a prayer downer, but we have to get to a point in our prayer life, where we realize God doesn’t always give us what we want, but He does give us what we need–and in his perfect timing vs. ours. Sometimes he grants what we do want, and he does it right away. But sometimes he takes years to answer–again, always with what we need. He is the perfector of our faith, so no matter what, just keep praying, “Whatever your will is Father.” We have to learn acceptance. He is using your trials to strenghthen both you and other women in your place.

Every time I go for an annual exam, and they ask, “What kind of birth control are you using?” I say none. I could go into, “None since I was 27. Haven’t needed it.” I could tell them, I’m now facing menopause, but tried minimal/non-invasive fertility treatments in my mid-late 30s, and then again in my early 40s, but was told that my FSH level wasn’t even enough to carry a pregnancy to term, which may have been the bigger issue besides falls with the last 2 miscarriages. God let me be a klutz.

We do however need to be blessed, in whatever circumstance God offers us. I wrote an article once two couples with fertility issues. One of the ladies tried and tried, but she had an “incompetent cervix” and lost 2 or 3 pregnancies late in the term. She had to go through a procedure to suture her cervix closed (a cervical cerclage). The other couple had been trying to get pregnant for about 10 years. They finally decided on adoption, and the infant was nearly in their arms, when she found out she was pregnant. So they had two children. Pray for the moon, and you may get the stars. Whatever our Heavenly Father wills for us, is what will happen. 🙂

sorry for the editing booboos. I wrote the article about two women. And had some capitalization issues!

I remember those days well. We struggled with infertility for 9 years. We ended up with two adopted daughters, and now three grandchildren whom we love and cherish very much. God is good, just keep believing, your time to be a mom will come very soon! Trust HIM! God bless