Saturday, July 21, 2007

Rejoicing With a Heavy Heart

First, I want to thank all of you for such joyful responses to our news. You encouraged us greatly. What a blessing it has been these past two days to hear people rejoice along with us. As Rob and I spoke with people we have heard over and over again how news of this pregnancy renewed their faith, answered a prayer (not a prayer for us, but a private prayer they had prayed for themselves), showed them that God is alive and active in the lives of His children. It is this knowledge of how God used this child to minister to His body that brings comfort to me as I must now face the news that we have lost this pregnancy.

Even as I write that I am amazed at how God has ministered to my heart. You see, in my flesh, my usual knee jerk reaction is to have a little pity party. The ol' "well of course this happened, nothing good ever happens, blah, blah, blah." But God's grace and the prayers that have been covering us allow me to sit here tonight and say, my heart may be heavy - but my joy IS the Lord. He IS a God of miracles and has displayed one in my body, He is the source of my strength, and ALL of my hope is in Him. My hope has been restored. He is a good God and He loves me, and for that I am grateful.

Thanks in advance for your continued prayers. I look forward to the day when we can rejoice like this once again.

Love to you all...

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Your faith, your ability to stand on God's Word as truth, and your joyous strength minister to me, my friend. I praise the Lord in all His sovereignty alongside you, and thank Him for the precious life that He gave you for a little while. In a very short time that little one has done a mighty work for the strengthening of His body here on earth.

I pray contentment, rest, peace and renewed joy for you tonight.

Christa said...

Heather,
I am so sorry to hear your news. I can sympathize with what you are feeling, probably not exactly, but in part, as Mike and I lost a baby of our own about one month ago. It has comforted us to know that God has been with us both through the joy, and in the sorrow, and His timing is perfect. Know that you and Rob are in our thoughts and prayers:)
I love you:)

Jadon & Amberly's Mommy said...

Heather, I am so sorry to hear this news. I don't understand how God works, sometimes, and it's times like these when I am so grateful that Someone bigger than me is in control. I do not understand what you're going through, so the best I can say is that I am praying that you will one day soon be blessed again with another life in your womb. How wonderful to hear of the lives that had been changed, though, with the first miracle implanted into your womb. It must be a blessing to see the difference your baby made in such a short period of time. I wil pray for peace and rest for you and your husband as your journey continues...

Anonymous said...

hey Heather...I'm still rejoicing because I know our God still has a plan.

get Rob to give me a call when he gets a chance eh?

oh, and this is kinda off topic, but I laughed at my word verification - gxbutocs

:) love you both

Anonymous said...

Our God is a good God... stronger and bigger than anything ...I'm so proud to be your sister in faith and I'm an rejoicing with a heavy heart for you as well... Love you both!! Shelly