Psalm 46:1

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." NIV

Never fear that you are alone in your labor. Yes it is your body doing the work and yes it is YOU that has to physically endure the trial. But NO you are not alone. 

It's true that no other person can bear your pain or discomfort if you happen to start loosing your rhythm in labor and that fact may make you feel lonely... It's not like you can say to your husband, "Hey babe, this hurts! You wanna labor for me a little while while I take a nap?"  (DON'T YOU WISH!)

But you can look to the Lord for refuge and also strength that will help you cope better than anything any other person is able to offer you. 

Ok you're thinking easily said Shanon... but what do I do when I am REALLY in labor and I am not coping, I'm hurting or struggling, maybe I'm too frustrated to go on... 

Let's look further into this Psalm for the answer... What does God say?

"He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;" -Verse 10

Be still. Mentally get a hold of yourself however you need to and be still. Even for a moment and look to the Lord. Place your pain in His hands... place your fear and anxiety in His hands. Confess to Him that you are having a hard time if you are. He will guide your labor if you let Him. He will lighten your load if you ask Him to. He will change a circumstance if need Him to. You only need to be still and let Him do His work for you. These are promises to you as children of God for your life, why would He not deliver the same promises in childbirth? 

1 comment:

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
Have a nice day!

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