It has been interesting to see the world unfold as we experience this life-changing pandemic. Many have experienced loss in many different forms such as loss of resources, loss of health and some have even lost their lives. With all of this it is easy to settle in a place of negativity or condemnation, some may even think that this is punishment from God. But the good news is found in looking to our Heavenly Father and being reminded that He is still good. I am reminded of a time in my life where even in the face of loss I felt His goodness.
About 3 years ago my husband and I fell pregnant, we were super excited and could not wait to meet our bundle of joy. As soon as I found out that I was pregnant I saw my gynecologist and she confirmed it! I could not wait for the second check-up because this was when we’d hear our little one’s heartbeat. We arrived at the second check-up with such excitement as we couldn’t wait to hear the doctor’s report on our baby’s progress. However, when she looked at me, I knew that something was wrong. There was no heartbeat, we had miscarried.
As we drove home from the hospital, I kept telling my husband while balling my eyes out, “you know that God is good, right…you know that God is good right”. I am sure he thought I was a bit crazy but looked at me and said, “yes He is”. When I look back now, I can’t say that that came from my wisdom but definitely from the Holy Spirit that comforted and strengthened us in that dark time and helped both my husband and I see that the Lord is good.
Today we have a beautiful 4-month old son, Mohau (meaning “grace” in Sesotho) and when I look at him, I can truly say that God is good and He’s mercies endures forever. Mohau brings us so much joy and I am reminded of James 1:17 that says; “every good and perfect gift is from above.”
So during this time I have found that one thing is of utmost importance and that is to meditate on how good our God is. Like me you may have suffered a miscarriage or suffered a different form of loss but I want to encourage you that our Father is good and He only has good things in store for you; the Bible says that he works out all things for your good (Romans 8:28). Life is not always easy but we have a Father in heaven and He is our ever constant help through all that life throws at us. In every season of my life I am encouraged by the promise of Psalm 121 which says:
1. I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
Where does my help come from?
2. My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3. He will not let your foot slip—
He who watches over you will not slumber;
4. indeed, He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5. The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6. The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7. The Lord will keep you from all harm—
He will watch over your life;
8. The Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
God bless you,