344 – Conflict in the Home
March 4, 1989 Sunday at church
Joyce came up to me: “Are you pregnant? I woke up thinking about you.” She prayed for me.
March 14, 1989 Tim, Steve, and Danny have had Chickenpox for a week. Mark was the first to come down with it and is now well.
Two days late. I opened up my Bible randomly, seeking the Lord.
Isaiah 66:7 Before she goes into labor, she gives birth, before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.
What are the odds that I would see a verse about birthing?
Dan laughed when I shared all of this: “This is the third month in a row you have thought you were pregnant. I’d rather laugh than take it seriously—of course you may have the last laugh.”
This comforted me:
Isaiah 44: 25-26 who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense…who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of His messengers.
I had great sorrow from my conversation with Dan. In order to focus on my glorious God, I put my Bible on the counter and kept going back to it, highlighting truth about God, keeping my focus on HIM.
I had a wonderful prayer time with Akiko and Reiko.
Reconciliation with Dan this evening and the next morning he said is excited about the possibility of a pregnancy.
Dan and I are of one mind, waiting on the Lord.
I had a good prayer time this afternoon. I laid the pregnancy possibility out again before the Lord along with all off the thoughts in my deceitful heart as well as my heart’s desires.
It occurred to me –what if people thought I had fooled around and gotten pregnant, since I have such a checkered past. A verse I memorized years ago jumped out at me:
Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies be at peace with him.
I believe Your word is alive, and that you just spoke to me!
Fear is gone!