John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
Romans 5:3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.
When it is you that is going through difficult times these verses can be very hard to digest. I know that when I lost my wife of 28 years it was difficult but it was Jesus who brought me through it and in the trials and tribulation He indeed made me stronger!
This morning Angie and I woke up to what was going to be one of the best days of our three wonderful years together. We were on top of the world because we were going for our first doctor’s appointment to see our baby in the womb! We were so happy and excited! We laughed, giggled and cracked jokes. It seemed like life could not get much better for us. Never did we think that in a short time we would be off that mountain high experience and in mourning.
When we arrived at the doctor’s office they had not opened yet. We were early and excited! We looked at the flowers and were just bursting with happiness. They opened, got us checked in, and soon called us back. I just knew this was going to be so awesome! The technician started the ultrasound by explaining the different things we were looking at. When she got to our baby I knew that it was the baby but she kept moving all around so then I wasn’t quite sure. I then asked her if that was not the baby and with the look that was on her face I knew right away that we were going to be receiving bad news. She then said there was no heartbeat. Angie and I were crushed! The woman was a solid Christian and she started to comfort us using a great deal of scripture. She prayed over us while Christian music played in the background. We knew that the Lord had her there for us.
We were led into another room where a midwife explained our options. Angie and I then left in shock. I knew for sure that we were going to have a healthy baby. Angie had been doing all the right things and studying to know what was going on inside of her. We have no idea why things turned out this way, but, we do know that Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. We know that we must stay strong in Him and let Him guide us through this.
We are putting out our story so maybe this can be helpful to someone else going through difficult times. Maybe someone else will know someone that is going through the same thing and they can say “hey, I know a couple that you need to talk to that went through what you are going through.” We pray that through our trials we will be able to help someone else. Angie and I ask that you please pray for us, for privacy and no visitors right now. She is planning to deliver naturally so we don’t know when this will occur. God Bless!
Matthew 5:4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
James 1:2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.