It’s September already! Pretty soon, my third baby, my second daughter, will come out and turn our lives upside down, the way babies do. Sometimes, just thinking about what’s going to happen makes my heart beat very fast with anxiety. Images of the hospital, the IV needle on the back of my hand, the operating room, the pain after, the feeling of helplessness, the depression, and dividing my love & attention equally among three children come to my mind and I get restless.
I sure am glad that God shows me in numerous ways how much He loves me. He is my anchor when the storms of worries wash over me. When I feel alone and weighted down by sorrow, only He can keep me sane. It is with prayers (more of conversations with Jesus) that I am being sustained. There is peace and hope for me in the Lord!
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”