I remember when I was pregnant with T1 and I was on bedrest starting at 25 weeks. It was HARD, we had 8 trips to the hospital before he was born at 34 weeks via emergency cesarean. However through it all, we both felt this calm, that is was what needed to be, that this would bless our family.
I think how if I hadn’t been on bedrest, then I may not have noticed that T1 wasn’t moving that morning and we wouldn’t have gone in so quickly to the hospital and we may have lost him. Being on bedrest was certainly a blessing to our family! In the midst of it, it was stressful and challenging, however that is how many things in our life are.
There are things that we think we want. Things we think would be good for us or our family. God knows what is really needed.
It is interesting, because over the past 15 YEARS I have been praying that Rob’s company will get bought, I always add “If it is a blessing to our family.” Because frankly, I don’t want it to happen UNLESS it will be a BLESSING.
On paper it sounds all good and lovely, however God knows the potential fall out if it gets sold. So I trust Him.
So far it hasn’t been bought, so I am just grateful that his company is successful and he has a job.
What do you think that you or your family needs? Maybe ask for it in a different way, or add, “If it will be a blessing.” It is a way of honoring God’s will and overarching knowledge.
Matthew 26:42 “He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”