I’m so excited to post the first blog 🙂 The other day I was getting ready and just praying that God would guide me through this ministry and give me the words to write to inspire and strength my readers’ walks with Him (and mine too!).
While I was praying, God put it on my heart to write for my first blog “5 Things to Pray For”. I am going to split it up into 5 days since I had so much to write about. 🙂 I hope these things help you as it has helped me grow in Him…so here it is:
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint , because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5: 1-5
Wow! These verses have really been a HUGE help to me (and my hubby). We both have talked about how awesome it would be to have twins for our first pregnancy. Well, a few weeks after our honeymoon, we found out we were expecting! During our first ultrasound appointment, we found out there was two sacs; God had given us the desires of our hearts! A week later, we went back for a second ultrasound and there was two little babies, but no heartbeats were heard. The ultrasound technician could not tell us what was going on, but we knew something was wrong.
That evening we got a call from our doctor. She said it appears as though we had a “failed pregnancy”. The news was so tough to swallow. We knew then that we had to draw close to God if we were going to make it through this. And so our first test of faith as a married couple began.
The day after we received the news, I opened the bible and just prayed for God to give me something to give me strength. I looked down and stared at these verses that were already highlighted in the bible (Romans 5: 1-5). The title above them read “Faith in Tribulation”. How perfect! They really spoke to me that I needed to be strong in my faith and that through this trial we would build character and have even more hope in our Lord and Savior!
Of course, it has still been such an emotional time, but with God we have been able to make it through. God has given us such an amazing amount of peace that can’t even be explained! I wish you ladies could just know how much He has calmed my soul. God NEVER left me through this time.
This was the first trial I went through as a Christian. I never really knew what my faith would be like when tested; honestly, I thought my faith in God would just crumble, but it has only gotten stronger! I can’t even explain just how much my faith has grown, but what I do know is that during tough times, we as humans want to pull away from God, and we can let satan get inside our head. However, that is the time when we need to be in prayer and in His word constantly. I know with all my heart now that when you call on the name of the Lord, He will be there to lift you up!
Ladies, God has truly used this tribulation to glorify His name and to strengthen us in Him! Of course we’ll never know why God took our babies to heaven so early, but we really feel that God has used this to see just how strong our faith in Him was. Would we turn away from Him because we didn’t get the desires of our heart? Or would we surrender and say “Lord your Will be done.” As hard as it is sometimes, at the end of the day we as Christians should pray for His Will to be done in our lives. And of course for our faith to grow and grow through each storm we go through.
I hope this post inspired you to grow in God! Love you my sisters in Christ 🙂
Praise Him always,