23
Sep
08

Burdens

I john 3:19-23

By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

But how often does my heart condemn me? More than I like to admit.

Four of my friends are really hurting right now because of serious disappointment.  Two sets of parents, a few days and a few thousand miles apart, were expecting to begin parenting their newborns right about now.  They were expecting to be holding them, doing all the things that parents do for their newest babies and introducing them to their older siblings.

But it’s not happened.  One baby lies in the NICU and the other with a birthmother who has had second thoughts.  Someone else is taking care of these babies.

Where is God? we ask.  Why aren’t they in the arms of these parents who love God and love each other and love their children with a ferocious passion?  Is it fair that they’ve had their hopes taken away?  They have kept God’s commandments in loving Him and each other.  Why haven’t they received what they have asked for?  And why should the babies have their lives affected like this?  Haven’t we seen enough suffering?  I can ask this question personally and globally.

Where is God?

…more to come…

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2 Responses to “Burdens”


  1. 1 chowchow22
    September 23, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Aw, so hard to have your hopes up and all excited,walking the walk and then it happens a different way. I do pray that the parent’s raising their babies are as loving,caring and wonderful Christians like these brokenhearted parents to be are. (I assume this is not a foster abuse type adoption?) but anyways, prayers for your friends and the families;~))

  2. September 24, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    so, so sad! Are you going where I think you’re going? See if it’s the same as heartattitudes.blogspot.com “Make the Trade” Can’t wait to hear more. You described the first heart wrenching part so well that I could understand the suffering and loss in a way I would not have been able to.


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