Living for Jesus

I am a woman on a pilgrimage through infertility.  My hope is in JESUS…and I aim to live as he did.  Philippians 4 sums up so much of journey right now.  I am seeking peace, His will, and contentment. This blog is where I can post my feelings, my thoughts, my hurts and my joys in freedom.  It is not meant to offend anyone, only to convey the raw heart of a woman struggling to cling to her hope in Christ through a season of hardship and waiting.

 

Philippians 4:4-13

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 

6 thoughts on “Living for Jesus

  1. I’ve been reading around on your blog, and so much of the emotions you express sound so much like what I was feeling a few years ago. I know there isn’t any easy answer, and no words that really help much, but I want to encourage you! It sounds like you’re hanging on to Jesus, which is the very best place to be. I hope and pray that He will bless you with a wonderful baby, but even more than that, I hope that He will be everything to you, and that you will want what He wants so much, it will fill you with peace and joy, even while your arms are empty.

    • Thank you for reading my blog. Your support means to much to me! Thank you, too, for your encouragement! Did you also go through a time of infertility? It has been a trying journey for us, but our heart’s desire is to live for Jesus alone. He has been a our strength and His Word the promises we hold dearly to. We want to be an example of his grace and mercy through trouble and affliction. There are so many raw emotions that go along with difficult journeys such as these. I’m so grateful for blogging and a forum in which to share them.

      Also, I am so thankful I found your blog. I found it through a topic search on Beth Moore! She has been such a inspiration to me these past few months. Blessings to you!

  2. I just stumbled across your blog and really enjoy the way you’re documenting your experience. My husband and I have struggled with infertility for 4+ years, and I truly don’t know how I would have survived without putting my hope in Jesus. I love when the Lord encourages me and reminds me I am not alone!!

  3. I too just stumbled on your blog today!
    So happy that you are so close to delivering your little girl!

    We have tried to conceive since April 2011 with no success and are currently in our first IVF cycle.

    I am putting all my trust in The Lord for his blessing and a wonderful miracle.

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