Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What Do You Do When...

...the unthinkable happens?

"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth"
(Psalm 34:1, NASB)

  • Thank You, Jesus, for two beautiful, healthy children. You are the Giver of Life and they are a great source of joy.
  • Thank You for the opportunity to invest in their little lives. You are the ultimate example of what it is to love Your children.
  • Thank You for the tender heart of a little boy who assembles a care package for Mommy before she heads to the ER. His heart of compassion is a gift from You.
  • Thank You for a loving, devoted husband who walks right beside me during this time. You are growing us together, knitting and strengthening the knot that was formed nearly 8 years ago.
  • Thank You for the amazing and beautiful women you have placed in my life... they are beyond compare. They continually point me to You and You have intertwined our stories.
  • Thank You for the assurance that even though we may not understand Your purpose through this, we can trust You fully!

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,
for those who those who are called according to his purpose."

(Romans 8:28, ESV)

We cannot explain or understand why the Lord would allow us to miscarry again,
but I must cling to this verse knowing that His word is Truth. I can know without a doubt that there is a purpose and a plan that He has in store for us. And right now I really don't want to go down that path, but He is Sovereign and He is good! One day, whether in this life or
the next, I truly believe it will all make sense. We will see His
goodness laid out before us!

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!"

(Psalm 38:4, ESV)

(A big thank you to all who have checked in on us, prayed for us,
offered your help, etc. We are truly blessed!)


jenny said...

Oh Marisa, what a beautiful post claiming God's promises in the midst of this trial! I know how badly you desired to parent this little baby, and I am beyond heartbroken that you are walking this path again. I have cried many tears for you since Monday night and begged the Lord to let this baby live....but obviously He had another plan. Praying for the Lord's "compassions to be new every morning" for you. (Lamentations 3:20-23)I am so thankful that you are in my life...Love you!!!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Praying for you today and the days to come. Arwen and I would love to stop by for coffee/tea sometime next week if that works for you. I'm sad we're out of town right now and we can't be there to give you and Brian a big hug! said...

Marissa, we are definitely praying for you and your family. I am so sorry about your loss. I am so joyful to see you writing about it all ready and giving God praise even through is very hard time. You are a wonderful beacon of Godly light.

Amber said...

what wonderful words and promises from our Lord! my heart can't seem to stop hurting for you guys, but at the same time knowing that God is sovereign. this sweet baby was so loved. we love you guys!!!

Brandy said...

I am simply heartbroken for you, Marisa. Praying for you and Brian during this difficult time.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

My sweet, sweet, sister. I love you and my heart is breaking for you right now. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and take away your hurt. This post was so beautiful and heartfelt! I am praying for you continually.


Kate said...

Praise the Lord for encouraging you with His truth! Hold fast to it... my heart is broken for you and Brian, but I stand alongside you believing that the Lord does work it all for good. Love you!

Jeremy and Jeni said...

Hi Marisa,

I was so sad to hear this when I came home. I pray for comfort for your heart and Brian's. I am so very sorry!!!

Love, Jeni

Laura@knittinginatree said...

Marisa- a friend led me to your blog and it's truly wonderful to see you writing about this. I had two miscarriages in 2009 (most recently in December) and it's a trial, but your posts are truly inspirational to me! I'm definitely praying for you guys.

Mandy said...

Marisa, I was so sad to hear about your loss. Losing a baby at any point is really, really heartbreaking. Thank you for your honest, truth-filled message of God's love and comfort to his children, especially in the midst of a trial. We are definitely praying for and thinking of you guys. Let me know if you ever want to talk.

~love said...

thankful that you are seeing the beautiful body of Christ through this trial. so sorry.
keep holding on to Truth, as i see you are. blessings, sister.