Tuesday, August 30, 2011

God of all Comfort

Last night we lost the baby!  We are grateful that our God is the God of all Comfort.  We are grateful that we serve a God that is ALL THE TIME GOOD!  We live with the hope that we will one day meet each and every child that I have had the privilege to carry in this world but never held in my arms this side of heaven.

Knowing what we know about our pregnancy history we chose to tell everyone that we were pregnant this time because we wanted to embrace the life that God had blessed us with for as many days, weeks, years as we were privileged to have that one in our lives.  The reality is that we will have that little one in our lives for the rest of our lives.

We pray that in our sorrow that God will work it for His glory and good.  I know that God has used my pain of miscarriages in the past to help others going through it for the first time.  It is not easy.  It is not pretty.  It is not fun.  But through it all God is there!

We don't claim to understand why we cannot carry a child to term. But we have.

We thank God so much for the miracle of Dacia Grace.  Each and every miscarriage highlights that miracle in our lives.

Please do not pity us.  Please do not try to fix us. 

God is good!  He is all the time good!  Even when the world would say that He is not good, we rest in the comfort and knowledge that He is good!  His mercies never end!  They are new every morning!  Great is His faithfulness to us!

"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weakness, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
II Corinthians 12:9

Let now your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to My self; that where I am, there you may be also.  And you know the way where I am going.
John 14:1-4

Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and the bitterness.
Surely my soul remembers
And is bowed down within me.
This I recall to my mind, 
Therefore I have hope.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, 
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; 
Great is Thy faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion, says my soul,
Therefore I have hope in Him.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him
To the person who seeks Him.
It is good that he waits silently 
For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3: 19-26


Anonymous said...

A beautiful message. I'm so thankful that you and Arthur decided to share this, and I'll continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Audra said...

Keeping your family in our prayers. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME & HAS A PLAN FOR ALL OF YOU!!!

Melissa said...

No words :( Just sadness :(

Anonymous said...

Praying 4 U, Mary Lou. L Joback

Beth C said...

So sorry! Been where you are! We will be praying!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Having lost our oldest to miscarriage - though she isn't lost, as she's been in Jesus' arms for over 12 years now! - I just want to express my sadness at your news. I will pray God's continued peace over you as you walk this part of your journey.

I don't know what your ways of making your babies real is, but what made a huge difference for us (though it makes some friends and family squirm!) is to have named our daughter - she is Anna Vivian - and to keep her a part of our lives as much as possible. So my remaining two daughters know they have a sister they'll meet in Heaven, and we talk about her regularly. As I said, others want us to "forget" or pretend she doesn't exist, but...well, they don't get a say in this.