“The LORD who saved me from the claws of the lion and the bear will save me from this Philistine!”
– 1 Sam 17:37 NLT
I remember when I first discovered I had miscarried (this was before I had Noah), I was crushed and plunged in great despair. I once used to suffer from bouts of depression and it had been ages since I last felt that feeling of immense sadness washing over me. I felt so many levels of hurt and anger and sorrow- it is hard to put it in words.
But amidst the tumultuous tsunami of emotions, I heard Him- I heard His promise to recompense me for the loss I had under the enemy’s hand; I heard His reminder to look back at all the times He brought me out of the darkness and into the light, from the greatest defeats into His glory.
I was a single mum, written off by some of my loved ones as a person who would have great difficulty finding a man who could love and accept me and my son who was born out of wedlock. I recall my defiant retort to one of them that of course there would be someone who would love us. Today I am married very happily to a wonderful man.
What I am trying to say is this- when he showed me how He brought me from glory to glory despite the darkness of each situation and each trial, He reminded me that He is the same Jesus yesterday, today and forever. The miscarriage was a dark and down point but I could be confident in His faithfulness to lift my head and carry me out of my situation to where I want to be.
A month after my miscarriage, I discovered I was pregnant with Noah Isaac Wee. In fact, many people tried to cushion my hopes of having a second one so soon. Some said it could take 6 months to a year to conceive again. The LORD quickened the conception in His perfect time.
Today Noah is 3yo and I am pregnant with our third son 🙂 He is due early June.
When we face the giants of our lives, no matter how huge they seem, we can find courage and hope by remembering the great exploits Jesus has already done before in our lives.
My husband once felt very down that he didn’t get a project he wanted. He took on a diff project that turned out to be immensely challenging and learned many crucial lessons along the way. After that project, the door opened again for the original project he had hoped to be a part of. He got the job. It was a very tough project and he realised on hindsight how good God is. Had he gotten this job from the onset, without the other one to teach him some crucial lessons, he might have found himself in the deep end. By putting the project he did before the project he wanted, the LORD in His perfect timing, had prepared him on many levels and as a result, he coped well and with the favour of the LORD upon him, the person in charge had nothing but praises for him later.
This experience becomes his bookmark experience. When he meets w any disappointment, we look back together at this incident to remind ourselves God is faithful and that His timing is always perfect.
What are your bookmarked experiences? Keep them close to your heart- these times when Jesus saved u from the claws of the enemy will turn out to be the ones that empower you in the face of a new challenge.