Thursday, February 16, 2012

Still Waiting...

Our baby is now a week overdue.  I've never gone this late before and it's wearing me out.  Waiting just feels like such a useless place.  This week I have to make some decisions about being induced or just continuing to wait.  I have a lot of fear and nervousness, but also a peace...it just isn't time yet.

My husband handed me his Bible earlier this week.  I opened it to the bookmark and read the verses he had underlined for me.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.   ~Isaiah 41:10, 13

Tears filled my eyes.  This was what I needed to hear.  All this time I have been saying that I've trusted God, and I have, but as a God at a distance.  He is the creator of the universe, I know He has a plan and I know that nothing is impossible for Him.  Obviously, this baby is His plan and He has perfect timing, even if I don't understand it.

 But then to read it in a more personal way...He will take me by the hand and help me through this, through the tough days, through the tears, through this birth how ever it happens.  That brought me so much comfort.

3 comments:

  1. I wish I could come do dishes for you. :) [hug]

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  2. thank you for once again sharing from your heart! although in another form, i too am waiting. life has so many periods of waiting; the important thing is that we continue to live during those periods, worship, & not become impatient or cynical. this quote has been a challenge to me; i don't think i "remain eager & expectant," but it is a good goal, for God is the Giver of good gifts!
    "If God answers your prayer immediately, be thankful; if it is denied, be patient; if you are to wait, remain eager and expectant. God, You always know what is BEST!" - Unknown
    blessings as you worship while you wait!

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  3. I feel your...waiting. My first was 10 days late, but I think waiting till she and my body were ready made the birth easier. :) And now we are waiting on the second, but we still have a few weeks to go. You can do it!

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