Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blessings in Waiting

God, it seems as if every time I turn around I am faced with a celebration involving a baby. In my heart, I don’t want to be jealous, angry, or envious, but it is hard to face these days. You said in Your Word You would go before me and be with me. You have not forsaken me and you are with me at each celebration. I ask for my focus to be outward toward others rather than inward toward myself. I pray for blessings on the new life being welcomed into this world with gifts and words and blessings. I thank you for all the mothers and fathers who are being celebrated on these special days. As I feel compelled to attend the event out of duty, I ask You to dissolve away my heaviness and strengthen me according to Your Word. Most of all, I thank You in advance for the day I will celebrate the blessing of my own children. In Jesus’ name, amen.

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you, he will never leav you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 31:8

My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your word.
Psalm 119:28

Rejoice with those who rejoice.
Romans 12:15

Give thanks in all circumstances, for tis is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

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