When I was pregnant with our first child it seemed like all of my related worries were shrouded in the mystery of the unknown. And now with our fourth child on the way, even in the midst of exuberant joy and thankfulness for this new life, worries creep into my imagination like looming, stone statues.
I can recall the physical challenge of carrying a baby while caring for my young children and serving my husband who struggles with chronic pain. I’m reminded of what labor feels like when I support women as a birth doula. I can remember what it’s like to feel bone-weary and emotionally spent at the end of the day knowing a long night was ahead.
If you called me on the phone right now to catch up and chat about “what’s new” I could rattle off in one breath all the circumstances that worry me. The challenges ahead of me are real, but what I need to meditate on is that God’s grace to me in Christ is the most durable reality in which I live. …
You can read the rest of “Future Grace, Baby!” on the Desiring God blog.