Tuesday, July 15, 2008


So, I have finally found enough courage to add my ticker to this page. I have made it to a milestone, 9 weeks. With my last two pregnancies, I never made it this far. That is a bit relieving, but I still have moments where the future seems so uncertain. I have been meditating on God's word regarding my doubt. I found this bible verse today, and it was as if God Himself pointed it out to me.
It is Jeremiah 29:11
I know the plans I have for you....plans for your welfare, not disaster, to give you
a future and a hope.
Per Be.th Moo.re's excerpt from today's entry of her book Breaking Free Day by Day:
We often see ourselves as having such fragile, breakable souls. We live in fear of that which we are certain and convinced we cannot survive. But as children of God we are only as fragile as our unwillingness to turn and hide our face in Him. Our pride alone is fragile. Once it shell is broken and our hearts are laid bare, we can then begin to sense the caress of God's tender care.
Wow! That spoke wonders to me heart. There is another verse that a friend shared with me about hope.
It is Romans 15:13
Now the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and PEACE in BELIEVING, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Praying for us all to hide our face in Him during times that we feel fragile. Praying that we are filled with Hope and Peace in Believing that God is in control.


gracechild said...

May all your prayers be answered Elaine. & a big Amen from me. Congratulations on 9 weeks :)

Alison said...

Those are great truths Elaine, thanks for sharing. Yay, for 9 weeks! The ticker somehow makes it so much more real doesn't it? Love you!

Joy said...

Beth Moore is totally right! I love that!!! You should add that quote on your sidebar to remind you that you are not fragile. You are strong, through Him!

LOVE seeing the ticker!

Searching said...

Congrats on 9 weeks!!!

Alex & Jill said...

Wow...it has already been 9 weeks!? Yay!!!

I really needed this post...thank you for sharing.


The Broken Man said...

I was given the same verse from Jeremiah at my baptism - it has got me through many very difficult times.

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

The Broken Man


Janna said...

YEA for 9 weeks!!! Keeping you in my prayers!!!

Mel said...

You are so right, thank you for posting this.
1 Samuel 1:27-28
For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of him. Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord, as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.


Christy said...

What a powerful message today! Thanks so much for sharing. Yippee for 9 weeks too!

Kristen said...

First, I love, love LOVE Beth Moore. I've done several of her studies and she is amazing-I've learned so much! And second, the verse in Jeremiah is in my blog! It puts me in such a peaceful state when I think about it!

soapchick said...

Congratulatons Elaine on 9 weeks! One day at a time!

Dave & Elaine said...

Hi! My name is Elaine and I am 27 yrs old and TTC now for almost a year. My husband and I started trying shortly after we got married last May.


The Baker's said...

Thanks for sharing those verses, they made me think and spoke to my heart. COngrats on 9 weeks that is really exciting.I know that you were checking in on me. My ultrasound appt last tuesday we didn't goods news and didn't get bad news either so we are in waiting till the next ultrasound and we pray that all is okay with baby.

I Believe in Miracles said...

What a beautiful post Elaine. God is so good. I love those verses. They are great!! Congrats on 9 weeks!! Will keep praying for little nugget and you.