Thursday, February 26, 2015

Two Pink Lines

Two years ago today, it started out like any other day. I woke up at 5:30 am to read my Bible and have my coffee before getting ready for work. At this point, I was already 5 days late, but I kept telling myself just to wait a little longer before taking a test. I was just psyching myself out anyway. Plus, I was afraid of taking the test and seeing only one pink line.... again. As I sat waiting for my coffee to finish brewing, I kept trying to convince myself not to get my hopes up. I just needed to wait a few more days. This was what happened every other month before this one, and it would probably be the same outcome again, only one pink line. 

But there was also this hope. This hope that, maybe this time it would be different. This hope that, I knew God had been hearing my prayers and maybe it was my time. I finally gave in and took the test. Waiting for two minutes to read the results, was really the longest two minutes ever. I didn't want to look too soon, because what if that little stick hadn't fully processed my results yet. And then, I was just too afraid to look at all, because even though I had that hope, I really didn't think I was pregnant.

But I looked... and there it was, two pink lines. Pregnant! Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for remembering me. Thank you for hearing my prayers and recording my tears all this time, while I was waiting for this moment.

My precious little boy on his first birthday.

I am sure that there are so many of you who are feeling this way right now, and you are still waiting. Trying not to give up hope. The hope that it will be your time soon. The hope that God hears your prayers and will remember you.  

And I am hear to tell you, don't give up hope! God DOES here your prayers. He hasn't forgotten about you. His timing is perfect and He has a plan for you! We have to remember, His ways are higher than our ways, and so you aren't supposed to understand why it might not be your time just yet, even if you feel like you have been waiting forever. 

Yesterday, when I was doing my Bible reading, I came across this story in Genesis chapter 17, where God speaks to Abram and tells him in verse 2: 

 " I will make My covenant (solemn pledge)
 between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly" 

Then, if you read on further in their conversation (verse 17) , God tells Abram, now Abraham, that his wife is going to have a son. At ninety years old!!! Ninety!!! And what does Abraham do? He laughs.

"Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed
and said in his heart, shall a child be born to man 
who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, 
who is ninety years old, bear a son?"

Do you want to know why Abraham laughed? I think he laughed because, he had hoped so long for a son and was probably starting to lose some of that hope, that when God told him this, Abraham didn't know what to think. He had to laugh! He could't believe that at his age, and his wife's age, that they were actually going to have a son. 

This is so encouraging to me, because it seems like the exact same reaction that I would have, and I am sure it's the same reaction you might have too. What is even more encouraging, is the fact that God fulfilled His covenant promise to Abraham when Isaac was born, and He continued to fulfill that covenant promise to Abraham through Isaac and his descendants. And....,

He is going to fulfill His promise to you!

So if you are waiting and it feels like you have been waiting for so long, I pray and hope that this brings you some encouragement today!

Many Blessings,

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