Verses for strength, hope and peace

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Verses for strength, hope and peace

Postby TWWbot » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:44 am

I thought it would be nice to have a place where women feeling down and out could come to and in addition to asking for prayers they could read some bible verses that helped others get through and overcome the struggles in life.

One that touched me a great deal was the one that Elle's Prayer Warrior had embroidered on a baby can see it on her blog located here ... -gift.html

The verse is:
1 Samuel 1:27

"For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of Him."

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Thank you

Postby Blessme » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:13 pm

:( Thanks for posting this prayer, I have been struggling with infertility and I'm looking for ways to cope - thanks again!
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Postby TWWbot » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:54 am

"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted." Job9:10

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Postby TWWbot » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:45 pm

Thank you God for the pain
that, like rain,
when filtered through sunshine
paints a rainbowgiving life a touch of beauty,
while reminding me of your promise
that you would never again
destroy mankind through a flood.

And that I need to rememberbecause sometimes
I feel overwhelmed
by floods which threaten
to engulf me and destroy me,
and leave me sore afraidwhen my cries for help
seem lost in the storm.

And then behind me
where I couldn't see
I turn and see a rainbowadding a touch of beauty to my life
and then I see even if
I don't understand
that as rainbows are painted by raindrops
so faith, hope, and love
are somehow all painted by pain.
– Dick Innes
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Postby dawnelise0004 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:16 pm

These come from different version (King James, NIV, etc.). I use the ones I find the easiest to understand the meaning.

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promises.

Psalm 37:4

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

The next 2 I have been quoting, believing and recieving now that I am pregnant again after a recent miscarriage - anytime I become fearful and afraid.

In regards to dealing with fear -

2 Corintians 10:5

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringeth into captivity every "thought" to the obedience of Christ.

In regards to the miscarriage itself -

Malachi 3:11

And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; "neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field", saith the Lord of hosts.

*Most of the time people use the verse from Malachi when they are talking about the economy and such - but I found it to be perfect and I believe the Lord applies that to those of us who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have kids, etc.
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Postby TWWbot » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:13 am

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, acknowledge him in all thy ways and he shall direct thy paths....

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Postby TWWbot » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:17 am

There are women that become mothers without effort, without thought, without patience or loss and though they are good mothers and love their children, I know that I will be better.

I will be better not because of genetics, or money or that I have read more books but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.

Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.
I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore and discover.
I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.

I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream.
My dream will be crying for me.

I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child that my friends will not see.

Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.

I will be a better mother for all that I have endured. I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend and sister because I have known pain.

I know disillusionment as I have been betrayed by my own body. I have been tried by fire and hell many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.

I have prevailed.
I have succeeded.
I have won.

So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort.
I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.

I listen.

And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely.
I have learned the immense power of another hand holding tight to mine, of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth and when life is beyond hard.
I have learned a compassion that only comes with walking in those shoes.

I have learned to appreciate life.

Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.

~Author Unknown

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Postby KJnCJ » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:23 pm

I absolutely love this!!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Here is another poem I found very sweet. Warning it may make you cry.

Thought You'd Be Here

We thought you'd be here by now
your Mother and I
We're praying through our tears
that somehow
We might hear your sweet cry
Have we waited to long
It's getting harder to be strong
Is there something we've done wrong

But if you like dancing
I'll make it rain rhythm and rhyme
and melodies, child
And if you like dreaming
Your Mother will make your
imagination run wild
we thought you'd be here by now

We have a room just for you, upstairs
It's right down the hall
So we'll be close should you ever
get scared
We'll come when you call
It's a room full of stories
Waiting to be told
Longing to behold

And if you like laughing
I'll paint you a circus of smiles
and ferris wheels, dear
And if you like living
Your Mother will fly you to
worlds both far and near

I never knew the silence
could make me so deaf
I never knew that I could
miss someone I never met
Miss someone I haven't met yet

We'll be waiting

Words and music by Wes king[/u]
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17DPO - HCG 185!!!!
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Ask to have your heart cleansed (Ps. 5I:6-I0) and your hurts healed. Your pain is important, for the psalmist says that God catches our tears, puts them in a bottle, and keeps a record of them (Ps. 56-8').
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Postby chrisjen » Sun May 13, 2007 8:45 pm

Thank you Jamie, for posting these quotes... especially the first one. Everytime I hear that it makes me want to cry, because I have yet to be a mother. Yet, at the same time, it gives me comfort because I feel that our first baby is not far away.
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Postby lilimndz » Wed May 16, 2007 12:55 pm

wow those were all so beautiful. I am sitting here at work writing this and trying to hold back my tears of pain. The lord knows our pain and yet i wonder why would he want us to suffer, he lets other women bare so many children but yet here we stand with barren wombs and broken hearts and not a child to hold. But then i read that poem and realize there is a purpose to it all, and he has planned this for us, so that when the day comes when we have our precious one the lord will be glorified and we will teach our children all about him. :D
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Postby BelleBailey » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:03 pm

Since we all know that there is power in prayer, please pray for my friends' baby. He was born on Monday, June 4th weighing a little over 5 lbs. He is hypoglycemic and tests just confirmed he has Down's Syndrome. This is their first baby. Please pray that they are blessed with strength, patience and love.
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Postby MapleBabies » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:46 am

Does God really plan for us to be fruitful and multiply? Then why does some women remain barren their whole lives?

I suppose God rewards those who are faithful in Him. But if it still doesnt, how do we know why? We started out seeking him earnestly, involved in church regularly, have no undesirable lifestyle habits yet our prayers were not answered. Instead, months after months, problems and disappointment just creep in more and more. How should we feel about God with these?

Will we really see light if we just press on, in faith and in our trying to conceive journey? What if God never reply, never ever grant us a child?

I am at lowest pits rite now. Life has become meaningless and aimless if we cant even have children to hold.
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Postby Michellelynn219 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:29 pm

> The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited
> island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Everyday he scanned
> the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he
> eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him
> from the elements, and to store his few possessions.
> One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little
> hut
> in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had
> happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief,
> and anger He cried out, "God! How could you do this to me?"
> Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching
> the
> island! It had come to rescue him! "How did you know I was here?," asked
> the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.
> The Moral of This Story:
> It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't
> lose heart, because God is at work in our lives.... even in the midst of
> our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut
> seems
> to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons
> the Grace of God.
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Brianna 2.5-Concv'd naturally w/ < 1 mil swimmers cycle 24 after 11 failed IUI's
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Good Evening....

Postby ABBYME » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:23 pm

I am a newlywed.....AMEN!!!!

My husband and I recently got married.... We both have kids (2 his and 2 mine) from previous marriages, 2nd marriage for both. We would love to have a child to complete our family! As we see it, this child would be our childrens' child....

Though we have just started TTC, I have been given a word, to pray for all the women that have desires to conceive a child of their own! So I have joined with my Church to do so, as well as on my own!

Many times, well more than not, God has a plan for us! At the height of our wants, and pain, etc. we can not see through it. I believe that God NEVER gives us more than we can handle. For when HE closes a Door, HE always OPENS a WINDOW! We all can have desires in our hearts, though Its in God's time, NOT our time! But HIS Promises are true, we just have to walk by FAITH!!
Here are a few scriptures I found, that I love!!!

Hebrews 11:11
It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise.

Exodus 23: 25-26
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

I pray for all marriages and families to be successful and to have an open heart to recieve all of God's Blessings!!!!
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Drop everything...

Postby LadyTinz » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:53 am

Girls pray the novena to the Infant Jesus

It works! I was beginning to give up, i was hurting A LOT knowing that my cousins and friends were having babies and i couldn't get there.
I began to think i was infertile or that my husband wasn't potent enough - it's horrible, i know exactly what you all are going through.

My mother, one day told me to pray the novena to the Baby Jesus - with lots of faith and devotion.
So I did!

Everytime i prayed it - i would put my hand over my belly and just asked baby Jesus to bless me with a miracle of a baby - and here i am 6 weeks into my pregnancy - and i feel wonderful - because i know He is taking care of my baby.

I promised Him i would tell as many people as possible about Him, if He provided me with the miracle of getting pregnant - that is why i tell you - i'm spreading the word, because He loves us, He wants to see us happy, so long as you have faith!!

Drop everything - forget about timing and gadgets - just put your heart and faith in the baby Jesus and you will get your miracle!
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