God’s timing is perfect?

Just to give you all a peek into what is currently going on in our lives, I am overdue. For those of you who may not know, I was due with our 10th baby on April 27. But I’m still pregnant, and we’re all anxiously awaiting this new little addition.

It’s funny how most people think that this baby should just roll right out of me. However, that’s not at all what’s happening. I’ve always been slow to give birth, and even though I’m old (-ish!) and I’ve already had so many babies, my body is still the same old body. Slow to give birth.

So excited!

I think we’re all excited around here just to see this long anticipated baby. It’s been 5 years since the twins (our last babies!), and we thought we were done. There were a few misses after their birth, and so the conclusion I personally came to was I guess I’m just too old. My body isn’t going to be able to have another child. Which both my husband and I had peace about. But the LORD thought otherwise and eventually decided to bless us with one more.

And so here we are. Waiting to meet our baby girl. I’ve been so blessed to see the anticipation on each of our children’s faces. They can’t wait to meet this baby sister! However, this past week has been incredibly long. I have been asked to just spontaneously give birth about a thousand times. Just push her out, mom!

UGH. I wish it were that easy.

God’s timing

I keep reminding them that God’s timing is perfect, even when we don’t agree. I’m not always feeling it as the words come out of my mouth, but I know in my head that is absolutely true.

It reminds me of how David talks to his own heart, encouraging himself to trust in God and not despair (Psalm 42). He needs to be reminded, even as he was having a hard time in his heart and in the situation he was in, to believe it.

Preaching to ourselves

Oh that we would preach to ourselves more often! I know I personally need to. It’s so easy to get caught up in a bad or stressful situation, lamenting our circumstances. Our emotions can leave us depressed, frustrated, and faithless. That may sound extreme in my current situation, but I think we can all relate to those feelings in any number of scenarious in our lives.

Awesome example

A great contemporary example of someone who refused to allow herself to be led by her emotions was Elisabeth Elliot. I personally still struggle with understanding why in the world the LORD allowed her husband to be taken from her after just 3 years of marriage. They had come so far. Their little girl was so young. To top it off, they were doing God’s work – reaching the nations for God’s glory! I just don’t understand why the LORD would allow something like that to happen, at that particular moment.

But what’s amazing was this ordinary woman’s sense of contentment in Christ. Obviously, she struggled, but never did she veer her gaze off of her Savior. It’s so beautiful to read about her life.

Peace no matter what

I may not always understand God’s timing. But just like Elizabeth Elliot, we can all have peace in our hearts because even in the midst of confusion and frustration, we can trust that God is good. His timing is perfect, whether or not we agree. I pray we remind not only each other, but ourselves.

God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good.

Amen? Now please pray I have this baby soon! (:=


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  1. Mary Dykman 1 year ago

    We have been praying for and Dan to be patient. She will arrive when God’s timing is perfect.

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      Michelle Lazor 1 year ago

      Thank you Mary!! Praise God, we had her yesterday! God is good! (:=

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