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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For Every Fear...Look to Christ

For years, I have been reading the Girltalk Blog - "Conversations on Biblical Womanhood and Other Fun Stuff." I hadn't read it in about a week, but had a friend post this quote on her Facebook status, it immediately struck me with joy and conviction.

“For every fearful peek into the future, I wish I had looked to Christ instead. For each imaginary trouble conjured up, I wish I had recalled the specific, unfailing faithfulness of God. In place of dismay and dread, I wish I had exhibited hope and joy. I wish I had approached mothering like the preacher Charles Spurgeon approached his job: ‘forecasting victory, not foreboding defeat.” (Carolyn Mahaney)

I had assumed that she had probably gotten it from the Girltalk blog, so I visited their site and yes, it was from there - Please read the blog post! After reading the post, I have decided for every imaginary fear that creeps up, I'm looking to Christ instead and remaining joyful and hopeful. And if that fear becomes a reality, Christ will be there on the other side.

P.S. I am not taking a HPT until the morning of our beta, because Aaron and I will only be together Sunday (which seems a bit early since my beta isn't until Friday) and Thursday night/ Friday morning. Friday will be our first morning waking up in our new home - I am trusting God that we will also be celebrating other news too! :)


Room for More said...

Your Christian walk is always such an inspiration! Your little ones are being bathed in prayer from TX! I an glad you will be settled in your new home soon.

Lisa said...

Thanks, this is a good reminder during this time of anticipation and possible fear! I too will not take an hpt until the night before or morning of the beta. I want a private time for just the two of us to find out and not find out in the middle of the day by a phone call.

Britney said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'm not going to take a HPT either. I plan to go in, get the beta, and then work from home the rest of the day. I won't answer the phone until both Tygh and I are there together. But hey, look up, with Tracey's news, so far we are doing well with our 100% success rate! xoxo

Tracey said...

Hey Jennifer,
So funny! I just posted another blog talking about the same thing : ) Glad you are here to encourage us!

Ashley said...

Great post! That's definitely what I'm trying to do this time- not giving in to fear! Thanks for the reminder. Continuing to pray for our 100% success rate!

Byron D. Winn said...


Psalm 127:3 & 5a

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him... How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!"

~patiently waiting and giving thanks with both of you on 3 full grown arrows!