Unplanned

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I’ve written about fear before, and honestly it’s so easy to write about trusting God in everything but it’s a whole different story to actually trust God with your fears and anxieties.

There have been plenty of situations in my life that seemed hopeless at the time, but God always provided.  He provided every single time.  It wasn’t always what I had planned or wanted, but my needs have always been met.

Even though He’s provided for every situation, I still have moments of doubt when something unexpected comes along.  When we’re hit with a situation that seems impossible to handle,  isn’t it easy to question God and His timing?

I have been torn between excitement and fear in the last few weeks.  I have questioned God’s timing.  But, after a lot of prayer and strengthening my trust…I’m starting to fall in love with this new plan that God has placed in our life.

It’s not going to be easy.  There will definitely be times where I throw my hands up in the air in defeat. Fortunately there is hope in the fact that this may have been unplanned for me, but it has been in God’s plan since the beginning of time.  Before I was born, God had these special plans in mind.  It is also comforting to know that God has equipped me for this situation.

 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord  in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord ; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” -Psalm 27:13-14

This season is going to be difficult.  It’s going to test me. It’s going to stretch me.  I feel as though God’s voice through all of this has been one word–wait.  I need to wait on Him and rely on His goodness.  When things get tough I need to stop and simply wait, because His timing is perfect.  God teaches us many things when we have patience.  Waiting is trusting.

You may be wondering what I’m talking about.

We aren’t moving.

We are all in good health.

But the season is changing.

We are growing as a family.

We are pregnant.

 

Unplanned.

Scary.

Blessed beyond measure.

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I’m asking for your continued prayers and support.  This pregnancy has made me very sick which is difficult while taking care of a rambunctious 18 month old.  So far in this pregnancy I have only gained 2 pounds, and I’m only starting to get my appetite back.

Besides morning sickness, we would also ask for prayers on the financial spectrum.  We weren’t financially ready for another baby, but who is?

 

We can do this.

With God all things are possible.

And babies are a precious gift.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. So excited for you guys. Do not fear because God is always taking care of you. He has brought you guys this far and I am certain he will not leave you guys now! So with that, I say a big Congrats!

    1. Janell says:

      Thanks! He is faithful!

  2. Congratulations Janell! Ella will be a great big sister! We were blessed with so many free clothes for Levi. Every day I think of the people that passed them on to us and thank God for his provision!

    1. Janell says:

      She will 🙂
      Most of Ella’s clothes were given to us and it was such a blessing. A good friend of mine gave me most of her daughter’s clothes from newborn to 3t. If this is a boy, I’ll be giving Ella’s clothes to someone in need 🙂

  3. Keith Lokkesmoe says:

    Yes Janell i agree! God will surely provide for you financially, physically, and emotionally. Because children really are a blessing from the Lord. We thank God he has given you a double blessing!

  4. lperkowski says:

    Janel, I love when you say, “Fortunately there is hope in the fact that this may have been unplanned for me, but it has been in God’s plan since the beginning of time.” So true. I get frustrated with God’s plan sometimes, but then I realize that He knows what He is doing and I do not. I will pray for you during this season of change! Even though it may be difficult, I’m sure this little one is going to bring sooo much joy to your life!

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