Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And Just Like That


And just like that, as quickly as the two lines turned blue, the Lord is changing me. Encouraging me, once again, to lay down my fears, to lay down my anxieties, to lay down my selfishness, to lay down the idolization of order and control and a sparkling clean house. 

To rest. 

In Him. 

The tears come, and my husband smiles, and then, in a bathroom that needs washing as much as the people standing in it, the Lord speaks to my heart those words that soothe like balm, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Am I, myself, ready? Absolutely not. Am I on my own, able? In no way. But one thing is sure. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. He is ready. He is able. And He is sufficient. 

Lord, help me to rest in You. 
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Should our Father will, we are anticipating welcoming baby #4 come late Spring. We hope you'll join us in giving thanks to the One who gives, as well as, the One who strengthens us for all that He wills. 

"...Blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Yay!!!!! So excited for you guys! :) I'm thinking this one could be a girl...who's with me??

~Caitlin

Courtney said...

Love you so much! Let the fun continue . . . .

Anonymous said...

Beautifully put Sarah! Don't fear the unknown, but rejoice in a new path and adventure that you two are about to embark on. Just increase your date night to two nights a week next year!! Besides, you have three wonderful big brother (helpers) that are more than willing to serve.

Love and kisses,

Mom

The Brooks Family said...

Congrats. And you CAN do this....lets cross our fingers for a girl. :) love you all

Amanda Torres said...

We can't wait to meet you #4! Congratulations again, you guys are so blessed! Love you and pray that the Lord continues to give you strength and peace!

Anonymous said...

Sarah I am so happy for you and Jeremy!!! I am also humbled by you. I know you have a daily struggle with your health and you have 3 active boys. But you accept this gift from God with grace that is glorifying to Him. It blesses me daily how you live the life God has called you to live as happily and transparently as you can. You. Choose to share with us not only the beauty but also the beast. Thank you so much dear friend!!! You are truly blessed!!!!

Tania

Les and Ryan said...

YAAAAAAY!!!!

Teresa Brooks said...

Sugar and Spice
and everything nice
that's what little girls
are made of ~
All of God's Grace in one sweet little face. Uncle Dale and Aunt Teresa are just tickled pink ~ sounds like a road trip in March or so for a baby shower and Aunts :)
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart ~ Jeremiah 1:5
Hugs and Kisses to you and Jer and your precious family ~

Anonymous said...

One word........................

"Dreft"
The only true fountain of youth !!

Auntie Deb

Rochelle said...

congratulations to you two!! how exciting to be a mommy of 4! you'll be amazing :o).