In the blog world, I have met many women who seem to have experienced some devastating things. From the loss of a spouse while pregnant, to the loss of multiple children. If I could say anything to give them hope, it would be this scripture as it gives me hope. Job himself went through much suffering and pain before he received his blessing. Through it all he refused to curse God, but praised him in the valley. If Job could do this.... by golly so can I. Job lost his wife, servants, cattle, and his most prized possessions; his children. Not just one, but MANY! This would be enough to drive me straight into the arms of a strait jacket!
But again the afflictions are many, but in the end, the Lord delivers us out of them all. So though may be feeling down, I must have faith and know that GOD will deliver me out of them all. His desire is to see us prosper and he promised that he will not withhold anything good from his people. Though is seems rough right now, I must remember that my mountaintop experience is right around the corner.
James 5:16 also states, "The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much". I must remind myself that when I feel down, I must just stop and pray. Tears are a language that he understands and he wants to comfort me. He wants to send me peace, but only if I turn to him and lean not on my own understanding. Prayer can and will change all things.
Again, I must say I have an awesome hubby. God sent me a kind and praying man that loves me with an agape love. While making dinner last night, he came up behind me and hugged me. He then whispered that he misses the baby. We both stood in front of the hot stove and cried. When we were done we felt a sense of relief. He was able to verbalize what I had been feeling over the past few days. Once again I am reminded that I have so much to be thankful for. Who am I to be blessed with such an awesome guy??? A child of God, because he desires only good for his people.
Once again, Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth them out of them all.
Still awaiting my expected end.