As my struggles with bed rest increase, I continue to see God’s faithfulness throughout this difficult season. Since God calls us to remember His goodness to us, I decided to (attempt to) journal through the rest of my bed rest, writing down my greatest struggle for the day, the greatest joy and what God taught me through His Word. I hope others will be blessed by me sharing my journey but my real goal in writing these posts is to record, for myself and my family, God’s goodness and faithfulness to us during this time.
My Greatest Struggle for the Day
My greatest struggle today was the increased discomfort of pregnancy. A pinched nerve in my neck, stronger contractions and some abdominal pain along with difficulty breathing made for a very long, uncomfortable and tiring night.
My Greatest Joy for the Day
Having my children draw me pictures, write me little notes and wait on me throughout the day (bringing me food, refilling my water etc) warmed my heart. I was also filled with joy in the midst of the pregnancy discomfort as my husband prayed over me as I lay in bed in tears from the pain. What a blessing to have a spouse who offers up requests to an almighty God on your behalf. I am feeling blessed to have my husband and children alongside me as I journey through bed rest.
God’s Word for the Day
Today I meditated on this verse.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”