{continued from parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
How long, O LORD?
Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
Psalm 13:1-MSG
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God,
Light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death.
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
Psalm 13:3-MSG

Earlier in July,  I sent my friend a Facebook message thanking her for following through with her prophecy plan.  Without going into specific detail, I let her know that it had encouraged me. She wrote back on July 19 thanking me for following through with her and letting me know that she was still waiting to hear one more word for me and if it came in that she would let me know.

Just moments later, she wrote:

“Whoa I just got one!!! Here it is
You have the gift of creativity, through this you reflect GOD’s beauty and creativity to the world.
I feel like you are a forerunner for God. You are watching and waiting for Him.
Isaiah 40:3-5
Are you in a time of waiting or anticipation? Know that God is with you and hears your prayers.”

Wow.  I instantly started crying when I read that and it still makes me want to cry to this day. The words were so beautiful and direct I felt as though all the world had stopped for them to impact me.  The timing couldn’t have been any better.

To those words I would cling for the weeks ahead.  There had been many times in my life when I felt God speaking to me, but only one other time in my life was it as direct.  That was in between our first miscarriage and our positive pregnancy test for MG. God had directly and specifically told me through an acquaintance that I would become pregnant that year. This time, the message was the same and just as clear.  God had not abandoned us nor forgotten us.  He had heard our prayers! During this time of waiting, we had searched and searched for answers and proof that God was on our side.  He chose the darkest of times to shout to us that He was right beside us, holding our hands as we walked through  this journey.

During this time after the miscarriage and at the conclusion of our summer, I found God calling me to contentment.  Contentment with relationships, with our house, with N’s job, with our one daughter.  All things that had been absolutely perfect for us 8 months ago, but now seemed lackluster and disappointing.  I did my best to find my way back to that place and God strengthened me by speaking to me.   Whatever happened in our future was in His hands, not ours.

We began a little remodeling project on our house.  It felt good to be the ones in control of a little change in our life.  We repainted, changed out floors and decorations and artwork.  We noticed that our house took a turn for the worse as we began construction on each new project but we knew it would be worth it to make it to the ultimately beautiful end result.

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Not very ironically, we began to feel God whispering the same message to us.  Very soon we would come face to face with our beautiful end result.

To be continued…..

 

part IX

14 Comments on The Journey to #2, part 8

  1. Cori Wren
    January 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home remodeling looks great! I’m glad there are so many people in your life praying for you and connecting with you so you know no matter what happens you’re loved!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      January 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Cori! You know you are one of them!

      Reply
  2. Cori Wren
    January 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home remodeling looks great! I’m glad there are so many people in your life praying for you and connecting with you so you know no matter what happens you’re loved!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      January 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Cori! You know you are one of them!

      Reply
  3. Granny
    January 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
    2 Cor 1:4
    God can use our sorrows and our joys

    Reply
    • sweetmamak
      January 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm (5 years ago)

      Beautiful verse. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  4. Granny
    January 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
    2 Cor 1:4
    God can use our sorrows and our joys

    Reply
    • sweetmamak
      January 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm (5 years ago)

      Beautiful verse. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  5. Malia
    February 1, 2013 at 3:53 am (5 years ago)

    So, I just got all caught up on your journey, I was reading out of order (judging by my previous comment on the earlier post…) Just Remember ** there is always a plan; faith is certain of things we do not YET see… <3 to you all!! You are on my heart!! xo

    Reply
    • sweetmamak
      February 1, 2013 at 4:14 am (5 years ago)

      I love that verse! Tomorrow I will post the conclusion to our story where we finally got to see God’s faithfulness to us result in a healthy pregnancy!

      Reply
  6. Malia
    February 1, 2013 at 3:53 am (5 years ago)

    So, I just got all caught up on your journey, I was reading out of order (judging by my previous comment on the earlier post…) Just Remember ** there is always a plan; faith is certain of things we do not YET see… <3 to you all!! You are on my heart!! xo

    Reply
    • sweetmamak
      February 1, 2013 at 4:14 am (5 years ago)

      I love that verse! Tomorrow I will post the conclusion to our story where we finally got to see God’s faithfulness to us result in a healthy pregnancy!

      Reply

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