Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All in God's Timing

Wow. Life has been moving at the speed of light.  There have been many things that have happened just within the past week. I have first and foremost been reminded of God's fervent love, and that He has a plan and a timing for some of life's most precious gifts.  I want to allow you a glimpse of this love as I share with you a joyful story. 

This story has been about 6 years in the that has been filled with heartache, tears, discouragement, and doubt. My sister and her husband have the most beautiful little girl and have longed to give her a sister or a brother.  They have poured their soul's into trying to make this dream for their family come true only to be told by specialists and doctors that the likelihood of them being able to conceive on their own was bleak.  I have often cried alongside my sister as I knew she had the heart of a mother and it seemed so unfair that she was not given another chance to bring new life into this world.  So we prayed. We cried. We hoped....we lost hope.  We grieved.  And just when it seemed maybe God had other plans, something nagged my heart.

I remember one night several weeks ago, I was having another glorious night of insomnia, and as I was lying in bed I had an immense tugging at my heart to pray.  And not just pray for anything but to pray for my sister and her husband.  I began to plead with God to hear their cries, my cry, my parents cry..... to fulfill their deepest desire to be parents again. I cannot describe what came over my heart in that very moment, but I knew God had placed something deep within that needed intentional prayer.  So I did just that.  And then I fell into a deep sleep. And went on with my busy life.

Then  about a week later I missed a call from my sister. As I called her back, my heart started pleading again with God, "please let her tell me she is pregnant, please let me hear those words from her mouth....."

And guess what I heard?

God is good. No, God is AMAZING! He is truly a God of impeccable timing and I stand firm in the belief that He hears our innermost, heart-wrenching cries and desires.  We realize this precious little life is still in the hands of our Almighty, and that He will need to carry the wee one throughout the next 9 months.  But we still rejoice in the new life God has created within the womb, we rejoice at the hope that this has resonated, and we give glory to the one who created us all in His own image.  Life is a precious, precious gift.  One that our family never takes lightly.  We are thankful....and we are beyond ourselves with joy.  Just goes to show that the world may tell you one thing, but God has the power to surpass all earthly knowledge and expertise....He has His own plans and they will prevail.  For this I am grateful. 

 Listen to your heart, when you feel God tugging..... fall to your knees and PRAY.  He will listen, and in His own timing He will answer.

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