Be Still and Know that I am God

In early March Steph and I went to the doctor because she was having some complications related to pregnancy. After an ultrasound we were relieved to hear that everything was fine, but the ultra sound technician did have some shocking news – “There is not just one heartbeat, but two.” It was a good thing that we were both sitting down because those words definitely took us by surprise. A month and a half earlier, we were shocked to learn that we were pregnant in the first place, but now there would double the trouble (or twice the fun depending on how you look at it). It is in those moments that you really need to hear the words of the Psalmist, “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

I am so glad that in the Christian walk, God forces us to trust Him. We constantly have to say, “God, I know you are in control and I trust you.” It is just human nature to want to be in control and have an answer to every potential problem, but yet, we know there are so many things that are out of our control. In those times where we are stressed out and worried as to how this situation is going to play out, often the best thing we can to do is to stop and remind ourselves of who is in control. We need to, as the old saying goes, “let go and let God.”

It has been 5 months now since that doctor visit and it is safe to say that we have warmed up to the idea of having twins. The pregnancy has gone incredibly well and Steph is doing great. We are a little over a month away from the due date and we are very excited. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and family and all the amazing ways God has provided. As all Christian parents know, getting pregnant is a huge step of faith and there are so many unknowns, but in the times we are tempted to get stressed out and overwhelmed, we need to remind ourselves of the precious promises in the Scriptures, such as Psalm 46:10.

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