Friday, May 4, 2012

Sudden Fear

The next week or so I began to experience a lot of sudden fear about loosing the baby or malformations that might occur. The fear would hit me and I would almost be in terror as I let my thoughts carry me away. The last few days though I have been learning to trust in the Lord. Through prayer and the study of His character I have come to accept God's goodness despite what happens.

Here are a few verses that He gave me this week. 

Do not be afraid of sudden terror or the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the Lord will be your confidence and keep your foot from being caught. (Proverbs 3:25 ESV)

    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:4-7 ESV)

    Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
        Praise your God, O Zion!
    For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
        he blesses your children within you.
(Psalm 147:12-13 ESV)

    Unless the LORD builds the house,
        those who build it labor in vain.
    Unless the LORD watches over the city,
        the watchman stays awake in vain.
    It is in vain that you rise up early
        and go late to rest,
    eating the bread of anxious toil;
        for he gives to his beloved sleep.
    Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
        the fruit of the womb a reward.
    Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
        are the children of one's youth.
    Blessed is the man
        who fills his quiver with them!
    He shall not be put to shame
        when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
(Psalm 127 ESV)

    For you formed my inward parts;
        you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
    I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
        my soul knows it very well.
    My frame was not hidden from you,
    when I was being made in secret,
        intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
    Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
    in your book were written, every one of them,
        the days that were formed for me,
        when as yet there was none of them.
(Psalm 139:13-16 ESV)

My husband and I have been praying together every night praising the Lord for the blessing He has given us and putting the care and well being of our baby in His hands, trusting Him for His love and goodness. I'm realizing that I am too blessed to be stressed!

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