So I am starting my days of reading a devotional, diving into the Word, and praying! It's a challenge that Hilary from A Look Into Our Lives is doing and so I am tagging along! Here is the meaning for the December Challenge:
D - Devotions
E - Everyday
C - Creates
E - Eternal
M - Meaning
B - By
E - Establishing a
R - Relationship (with Jesus Christ!)
I am going to be posting a few devotionals a week. The devotional book that I am reading is the Our Daily Bread.
Today's devotion was "Waiting for Joy."
~~When I read devotions sometimes they speak to me and sometimes I don't understand some. But when I started to read this one I was like "Praise You Lord!" God knows our daily circumstances. He knows im waiting for joy just like the title says. As I kept reading the scripture was Psalm 30:5 "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." I find myself crying at night because that is when my body just winds down from the crazy day that I usually have. I cry because I miss the baby in my womb that was growing fine for 8 weeks and then at my 12th week appointment our baby has passed away in my womb. It was the most disappointing thing ever to endure. I don't wish that on anyone. I remember the first appointment I was able to see his little heart just beating away and how he was justa' wiggling around. Till this day I wish my hubby had been there to see but being in the Army his job is really tough and all he remembers is the day that I called him to tell him the bad news. So yes my nights are hard but I can say that when I wake up in the morning I am refreshed by our Heavenly Father! I know I can get up feeling good knowing that I will go to Him and go to His Word. I try to at least but sometimes I just don't feel up to it and I can tell you that when I don't go to Him daily my day drags BIG time so im grateful to Hilary for bringing this December Challenge! (hubby is calling me to bed...) so I will close it here... From today's devotion I learned that even though I may weep He will give me JOY! The last part of this devotion it says: "We can endure this life's trials because of the next life's joys!" Amen and Amen!