November 4, 2010

I don't believe in coincidences!

**slowly raises her hand and says**... "Hello. My name is Jamie, and I write in my bible."   **runs away to hide behind her desk and then peeks over it to see your reaction**

LOL - Sorry, but I know some people would consider writing in a bible a sin, and I thought I'd take a minute to have fun with that. hehe  ((boy, I probably shouldn't have typed that))  **cue conviction by Holy Spirit**

;-)

Anyway, there is a point to this post - go with me there, please.  This morning during my quiet time, the miscarriage and pregnancy loss bible study I'm exploring took me to Psalms 30:11-12

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
   you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
   LORD my God, I will praise you forever.

Next to these verses I had marked a date...  11-4-09.  I quickly realized, whoa, today is 11-4-10.  A year ago to the exact day I had read these verses and taken note of it!

Now, I don't believe in coincidence, so I prayed, "Lord, what are you trying to say to me?!"

And I think He answered me.  I could see me a year ago praying after reading these verses, "God, no matter what may come my way in life, I will always praise you!  No matter what!!" 

And then we lost our Angel Baby.  A test of my faith.  Because I did wail, and I did feel uncomfortable with life as if in sackcloth, and my heart was silent to God for awhile.  However, I'm thankful to report that by the power of His spirit, I did not stay there!  This verse rings with truth!!  He did turn my wailing into dancing, and clothe me with joy, and put a new song in my heart to sing! 

Don't get me wrong - I still grieve the loss of our Angel Baby - I've learned I need to do that - but I've also seen God do amazing things in me and my life because of that sorrow.  I need to praise and thank Him for that! Only God could get beauty from ashes.  I can't explain it anymore than that...

Anyway, wasn't that cool!? Our God is sooooo good!

1 comment:

  1. He is amazing! Yay God! I don't believe in coincidence either;) *hugs*

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