Saturday, 15 June 2013

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This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Biography 

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Jesus said,] “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

This verse came in my email today.  For the past year or so I’ve been trying to start each morning with several emails of scripture after my morning devotions.  It calms me and reminds me of all God has done for me.

Almost eighteen months ago I became the parent of a preemie.  Everything about preemies is scary.  In my case I developed pre-eclampsia and it all happened so fast from there.  Then there was my baby and the NICU and the weeks we were separated from each other.  I didn’t get to hold my baby for four days after she was born.  My situation is mild compared to what some parents go through with a premature baby or the NICU. There have been studies done that claim a NICU experience can cause PTSD in some people.

Prior to this experience I was at church each week.  The first thing I did when I knew how sick I was becoming was call my grandmother to ask her to call my church prayer team.   Then other prayers from friends and family all over the place went into action for me and the baby.  It’s funny because I can just imagine a scene kind of like in It’s a Wonderful Life, where all the prayers are going up to heaven for George Bailey and the angels are talking about who to send to help.

After I came home, I was still very sick.  My blood pressure could not be controlled and my baby was over 100 miles away round trip.  I also had a toddler at home.  My husband and I were having an awful time missing our baby and worrying about her.  It was weird because it just didn’t feel right to be in our home without her.  I also was having a hard time going back to church, because I felt embarrassed that I got sick, guilty for having a sick child in the NICU, and needy for asking for prayers.  I was used to being the one praying for other people and helping others and supporting others, I was not used to it being the other way around.

My baby eventually came home, but the months that followed were not easy. We had the normal preemie reflux, the vision scares, she couldn’t be comforted- it was hard.  Way more difficult than my last child.  I did come around to going back to church.  About eight months after she was born, I was finally able to realize how much God had given me in order to grow and adapt and be able to get through this.  I knew I was blessed and the baby was blessed, because we both had good health, but emotionally I was a wreck.  I finally realized life is not easy, He wanted me to know I could get though it and I did.  He also wanted me to know that I could try to be supportive for other people in the same situation or just in general, because I had made it through one of the hardest things in my life.

There were several verses from the Bible that helped me a lot and I wanted to share those verses, in case they could help another preemie parent, or anyone struggling with hard times.

Psalm 46:10  Be Still and Know that I am God.  This is probably the verse with the most impact for me.  I was always doing something, always multitasking, always planning, I am type A!  God had told me over and over again this verse, even before my child was born prematurely.  He’s woken me up in the middle of the night to tell me, I’ve asked for guidance and this is what He told me, and all along I was thinking ok, I’ll be still and then He’ll really tell me what matters, but I was wrong.  This was it.  We need to be still.  For our own sakes, for the sakes of our children- we need to not be doing all the time and looking for the next milestone.  With my preemie, I’ve learned to sit back and enjoy, no rushing for walking, crawling, talking, eating on her own.  Just relax and watch this little blessing.  I also learned that when I am still God can lead me more and show me His plans.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.

This was an important verse to learn, because with a preemie you can’t keep your emotions to yourself.  You need to tell God what you are feeling and how you are hurting and what you need help with.  He already knows, but He wants us to come to Him in prayer and He will take away our difficulties.  When you are home alone with a preemie who can’t be settled all day long, it is hard.  When you are wondering why your preemie has issues with her eyes and what the doctor will say you need to share your worries and pray for guidance.  I also liked to pray for my older child, because I wanted to make sure he was getting the attention he needed also.

This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013
This Too Shall Pass Bible Verse Picture Images Photos 2013

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