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When I got pregnant with our first child, my husband and I couldn’t have been happier! We would stand in front of the bathroom mirror marveling at all the changes taking place in my reflection. We bought little onesies and dreamed about how we’d decorate the nursery. We envisioned ourselves holding a beautiful little baby in just 8 more months
And then the bleeding started. I was in pain and absolutely sure I was having a miscarriage. We went to the hospital right away.
Since I was only six weeks along, the hospital staff mostly shrugged it off: These things happen. But they did decide to do an ultrasound.
And there on that screen was a tiny little bean with an even tinier heartbeat. Our baby.
There he or she was, only 6 weeks old but that little heart was just beating away.
They still couldn’t guarantee I wasn’t miscarrying but, for now at least, our baby was okay.
So they sent us home.
We prayed and prayed for this baby, prayed that he or she would live, that we could welcome a healthy, happy baby into the world.
And God responded with two simple words:
God didn’t say, Yes you will have this baby. Or, No you won’t have this baby. He simply said to trust Him.
Regardless of the outcome, He says Trust Me.
So that’s what we did. In times like this, there really isn’t any other choice.
In Proverbs 3:5, we are told:
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Again and again throughout the Word of God, we’re told to trust in Him.
We need not fear or be anxious. We need not try to figure out how something will work according to our human understanding.
All we need to do is trust in Him.
A week later, the bleeding worsened. We rushed back to the hospital again. Same story there. An ultrasound confirmed a still-beating heart, but the doctor said I could be in the early stages of a miscarriage.
Science and logic told us it was a miscarriage. The doctors told us it was a “threatened miscarriage.”
But God told us to trust Him.
Several weeks later, I was diagnosed with cervical polyps, which were the cause of the bleeding. I wasn’t miscarrying after all.
The bleeding continued off and on throughout most of the pregnancy, but our baby remained healthy, by the grace of God! It could easily have gone the other way for us, but that doesn’t change God’s promises.
If you’re in a time of difficulty right now, I urge you to lean on God. Give Him all of your worries and all of your struggles. He will provide you comfort and rest (Matthew 11:28).
God never promised that we wouldn’t experience times of difficulty, but He does promise that He will see us through:
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10).
“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned” (Isaiah 43:2).
Take these promises to heart, my dear sister. He is with you always (Matthew 28:20).