No, I’m not pregnant! Just wanted to make that clear. But yesterday, at my ob’s clinic, i bumped into a friend who was pregnant for the 3rd time. Her husband and she weren’t planning on a 3rd baby so when they found out they were both initially upset, to say the least. She cried, but they were not really tears of joy, more of worry and anxiety. Her mind started to fastforward to the future and she began to think of bills to pay when they can hardly make ends meet at the present.
I asked her what helped her overcome her initial shock. She told me that as she read Genesis 1, she was reminded that before God created man, He created the land and the seas first, all the plants and trees and animals. God made sure that man had everything he needed before He created him.
This passage assured my friend that even before she conceived the baby in her womb, God had already made the preparations for her. When it is time for her baby to be born, she can trust God that He will provide for everything that they will ever need all throughout her baby’s life. There is no “unexpected” with God.
Having 4 kids, I am greatly encouraged by what she shared! There are days when I do think about the future and the amount of money we need to come up with to give our kids a good education and bring them to different places, among others. But when I start to focus on God and how faithful He has been, and how big He is, all worries fade away.