Have you ever been SO sick that when you finally felt better, you realized how GOOD it felt to feel GOOD again?
But the day BEFORE you got sick, “good” didn’t feel that great. Good felt…..IGNORABLE?
Psalms 113:7-9 (KJV)
“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;”
“That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.”
“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.”
A Gentle Reminder
When I read these verses this morning, it reminded me of when I was TRYING to get pregnant, but couldn’t.
It seemed like BABIES were coming of the woodwork and haunting me at every turn.
Then, when I finally DID get pregnant, I miscarried.
I Wanted A Baby So Badly!
Not like someone THINKING about having a baby.
It was no longer a desire. Now it felt like something I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT!
FINALLY, four months after the miscarriage I got pregnant with @ashtyncrank!!!
When I did, it had a value, an excitement and a joy that was BEYOND a normal level.
I think because of what those verses said.
Because I knew what it was like to do without; and therefore I TREASURED what others might consider just “good”, “normal” or “ignorable”.
Of course, God’s timing was PERFECT! Ashtyn arrived in our lives just a few months before her grandpa went to heaven.
God knows WHEN we need our blessing.
So Today I Want To Encourage You
Just because the healing, the business, the significant other, the blessing, the direction or the promotion hasn’t come YET…..it doesn’t mean it isn’t coming.
It just might mean that when it DOES come we will treasure it properly.
It will come in just the RIGHT time…GOD’S time. And it will be #perfect and treasured!
Talk about a timely message. Thank you thank you thank you:)
Often I go through life with the day to day expectations. Thanks for the reminder to treasure each moment. : )
I Love your blog Pastor Nicole. After having three boys my mom wanted a girl so bad and on april 14, 1993 my mom gave birth to me. I believed my mom prayed to god each night asking him to bless her with a baby girl and he did. Here I am 21 years later and my mom still calls me her baby girl. Everyday she always tells me “Where did my little girl go too.” When my mom had me she was so happy because she got her girl. My mom treasured every moment that we have spent together and I am so blessed to her as my mom
What an amazing testimony, Cheryl!