(And this is where I get a little vulnerable before you.)
You see, pretty much everyone (well, not really everyone...but it feel like it) we know is pregnant...and last week I was really feeling the effects of it. My thoughts were just consumed by lies that sounded a lot like: "well if everyone is, maybe we should be?" or "Why are we being left out?"...and my joy for everyone else ALL THE SUDDEN changed to something that felt a lot like bitterness or sadness. Then as I sat down to do my Bible Study one night, God so graciously whispered this in my ear;
"The LORD will guide you always;
He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail."
Ahhhh...how those words just washed over me and brought such peace...and then God worked the BIGGEST miracle of all. He restored my joy! I cannot be more excited about all our friends and family that are pregnant (congrats to Del's cousin, Mandy, who just had a baby boy!) And now, I can rest in the fact that Our Guide, Jesus, will tell us when the perfect time is to have a baby...and until then, we would be out of His will, if we took the situation into our own hands and based this HUGE decision on selfish feelings. And just like the Israelites, I want God and God alone to be our Guide, because the only thing thats left outside of it is a very barren desert.
So, naturally this is the verse Del and I are memorizing for Jan 15-31st! Welp, off to Date-Night with My Man!