Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Truth and Lies

I've been having a battle of sorts this past week. The battle to keep my hormones under control. One minute I'm about to start yelling at someone, the next I'm fighting back tears. Basically I've been the stereotypical pregnant woman! But just because I'm pregnant and hormonal isn't an excuse for me to start believing lies and giving into temptations.

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. wGod is faithful, and xhe will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13

It's a battle. And honestly the only way I've been able to endure is by fighting the lies with the Truth of God's Word.

Lies tell me I can't be intentional with the children the way I feel called to, but Truth reminds me I can do all things through Christ.

Lies make me wonder if any of this matters, Truth reminds me that there are no accidents and that I'm here on purpose.

Lies tell me I've messed up too much, but Truth whispers that His grace is sufficient.

Lies tell me this baby is never going to arrive. Truth reminds me that Lord willing, next year at this time I'll be chasing an almost one year old.

Yes it's a battle that I'm fighting. And truthfully as much as I fight, I still give into my emotions instead of taking them to the Lord. But on the nights I go to bed feeling like a failure, I'm reminded tomorrow is another day. Another day to depend on the Lord. Another day to point my kids back to Jesus. Another day to show them I'm not perfect, and need a savior just as much as they do. 

"Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace." 
 Jerry Bridges

Raising Homemakers


  1. Thanks I needed this right now! We are 33 weeks and heading for our first homebirth, 5th child, and right at the tail end of buying a house. I'd love to birth at the new place (because ours is SO SMALL) but we are dealing with paperwork. This is a nice reminder that God has everything in His hands!

  2. I remember that. I remember being overwhelmed by my pregnancy hormones.
    Sitting in church during a prayer service, I was reminded of the ways the God miraculously took over the genetic chemical imbalances that I walked into Our Relationship with at 23 years old. The way that He healed me inside and out, and how I'd effortlessly, medicine-less-ly spent those previous five years in complete FREEDOM of the "sickness" that has held me all my life.
    And that was all it took. Aligning with truth.
    Good for you for pointing our the lies.
    Rest in the truth and be free. :)

    Many Blessings!

  3. Keep on fighting the lies. You are absolutely right. The Truth sets us free from the bondage of sin and death. Praying for you during your hormonally crazy pregnant days. I completely get that! ;)

  4. Oh but I do remember those days! Thank you for this is helpful even though I am not pregnant! (stopping by from the Raising Homemakers Linky).

  5. You have no idea how much I needed this. To be reminded of the truth. I am 8 weeks pregnant, I just found last week actually. And yesterday was a bad day. Where hormones controlled me and made me feel powerless. What I had been fearing the most after being pregnant with my last child and suffereing from what I know now was Pre post partum. I wasn't ready to deal with that so early on. I was ready for it, prayer and verses in hand but the fact that it was so soon really put a lot of fear and lies in my head again. So, thank you for your words. I am very encourages.


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