February 22, 2010
Would Appreciate Your Prayers!
I've kinda been out of the bloggy loop for the last three or four days....allot going on here. I hope you all had a blessed weekend!
Several months ago my wonderful son Chris and his sweet wife Laraine (she's just like a daughter to us!) shared the glorious news that they were pregnant and as you can imagine our family has been rejoicing with them with each passing day!! After numerous miscarriages at about six weeks along we were so excited as the six week point came and went and elated that our kids were gonna have their first child and our first grand baby!! Everything was progressing normally - hormone levels high with other typical pregnancy symptoms and an eight week sonogram was scheduled for last Thursday.
Thursday arrived with excitement and anticipation for Chris and Laraine as they drove to her doctors office for their first sonogram. I was waiting by the phone for the news - they planned on emailing the sonogram to our phone so we could take a peak at our miracle!! The call came, but the hesitation in Chris's voice told me that things were not alright. There was no heartbeat - no baby. The doctor was somewhat perplexed....."with your hormone levels I should be looking at an eight week old baby with a heartbeat"she said......"Your body thinks you're still pregnant.......once again your body could not sustain a baby with a heartbeat".
"Mom, this is the most heartbreaking thing ever....Laraine was so excitied and now so heartbroken"were the only words Chris could get out. I just went numb, my hope asaulted and my emotions cratered. My heart hurt.....when my kids hurt, I HURT! I couldn't believe they were going through this awful pain and disappointment again! BUT, through my numbed emotions, disappontment and pain these words came up from my spirit...."Chris, this is not the end of the story!!! Somehow God's gonna work this out"!!
I was on a business trip with my husband on Thursday so after Chris called I retreated to my hotel room and sat in stunned silence before the Lord and poured out my heart upon Him. I opened my Bible and once again penned in my journal His Promises concerning children and children's children. It was as if I was gathering my ammunition for battle! Resupplying my arsenal for war!! Earlier Thursday morning the Holy Spirit stirred a chorus within my heart and I was singing it all morning non-stop (I love it when the Holy Spirit does that!). It's a simple worship chorus by Israel Houghton "Alpha and Omega". I asked the Lord why this song? Beginning and the end? He spoke to my heart "I AM the beginning and the end and everything in between....I'm in the midst of your EVERYTHING". He let me know that moment, that worshiping Him in the midst of great disappointment and discouragement was a piece of my armament and another component of my now heavily loaded arsenal to fight the good fight of faith!! Hallelujah!!
Standing upon the promises of God for my kids and grand babies - declaring His faithfulness to watch over His promises to perform them and bring the manifestation and songs of praise, worship and adoration to the Most High God drives the enemy nuts!!! It sends confusion into the enemy's camp!!! Our God Reigns over this situation and the enemy doesn't!! The King of Glory has the final say!!! Glory to God!!
So here's where I humbly ask for your prayers.....The doctor wants to refer Chris and Laraine to a very specialized MD in the Phoenix area who is very aggressive in treating couples who have had multiple miscarriages and has had great success for full term pregnancies. The tests he will perform are very expensive and not all insurance companies will cover the cost. We are believing for favor and no problems with the insurance company!!! Also, we believe that God's hand is in the referral to this doc and believing for great wisdom upon him as he takes Laraine as his patient. And of course, we are trusting Him for Laraine's healthy pregnancy, easy delivery and a perfect miracle baby!!!! Thank you Jesus!!
Lastly, I don't know where you are or what you might be going through right now. But, I encourage you to lay hold of the promises of God concerning your circumstances. Pray them, speak them, write them, keep them before your eyes! Worship Him in the the midst of your storm and disappointment and He will bring you out!! I've proven Him time and time again!! He is Faithful!!
I encourage you to take a few minutes to enter into His presence with the anointed video below of "Alpha and Omega".....You will be strengthened and encouraged as you worship Him - the One who loves you and is in the midst of your everything!!! He is worthy of all the glory!!!
Thank you so much for your prayers dear bloggy prayer warriors!!
Love, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
(grandma gonna be!)
Thoughts by Jackie