In my tenth chapter of my book I talk about the stress I was under when I found out I was pregnant for my second child. My first child was only 9 months and I was totally unprepared for this happening again. I was so sick just like when I carried my first but I knew I could not leave to go live with my parents again. I had to struggle this one on my own.
My sweet Memere came to stay with us for a while and that was a big help, but she did not stay long and my sickness always would last until I had the baby. Again I was almost 4 weeks over due, just like my first. Besides that we were so tight with money that I decided to take on childcare to help with the expenses. Talk about stress while being pregnant and so sick. I had a house full of children including my own little one running everywhere.
I remember sitting down one day, totally exhausted and not ready at all to have my second child but by then he was ready to come soon. I opened up God’s word and he spoke to me and told me not to fear, that he will take hold of me by His hand. What an encouragement that was for me.
If you find yourself in the same situation, not knowing where to turn and everything seems to be closing in on you remember that Jesus is very near. Talk to Him as you would a friend and open your Bible and He will guide you into just what you need to hear. Our scripture for the day and the one that God showed me when I needed it most is found in Isaiah 41:10. it says “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
When Jesus is living in your heart there is nothing ever to fear, for you know that God is on your side. He will give the strength and help that is needed, holding your hand and never letting go. May God give you all such a wonderful blessing today. Enjoy the first day of May. God bless you!