Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Future Glory...

The previous post has been deleted simply because there is a new plan on the horizon. A different sort of pregnancy test...

The baby I was growing for the last 9 weeks was adopted into the Kingdom of Heaven sooner than our feeble minds could conceive. As I think about the vacant womb I saw on the ultrasound monitor, I also think about that new life with our Father in Heaven. God blessed us with a baby, and has swiftly taken that life to be with Him until He can hand our child to us when we meet in heaven. A sweet moment to anticipate...

I am so encouraged by the passage in Romans 8 and the truth that every word brings to my heart. I will share it with you now so that those reading and watching us walk through this struggle...or those of you who may be dealing with the same pain...can understand my heart.

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God...In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

I hope you, along with Matt and I, learn the mind of the Spirit and plan of my Heavenly Father through this struggle. Although this is not the news I wish to be sharing with all of you, but I know this news is the BEST news since it is the will of God for my family.

Thank you for your prayers.

Katie & Matt

10 comments:

Katy said...

I love you, Katie Lynn. We don't understand how God works or how He thinks, but we do know that He loves us so much - even more than I love you. That's a huge love!!

danielle said...

i love to hear your heart. thank you for sharing.

chill said...

Thanks for sharing! I know God will use these words to be a comfort to many! You guys are loved.

Anonymous said...

Katie,
You are a stronger woman than I am. God must love you so much and know how much you love and trust Him. Thank you for encouraging me to trust Him more with my little one.
Richel

emilytroutmanphoto said...

Great words to share and awesome perspective! God's truth is powerful even when we don't understand. We love you :)

Melissa said...

love you guys Katie and I can't wait to meet that sweet little baby one day too :) xoxo

Jennifer said...

Beautiful words! my prayers are with you!!!!

The Hulocks said...

Katie - My heart goes out to you. Derrick and I went through a similiar experience and we know how hard it is. I hope that God will give you a peace beyond all understanding about it. One day we will get to see our sweet babes again and what a wonderful day that will be! Love ya!!
~Danielle

Sarah said...

Hey Katie,
I've been meditating on that passage a lot too - such a comfort and encouragement. I'm praying for you. I'm glad that God's message of love has reached you at this time. Sarah

Kristen said...

Katie,
My heart is breaking for you! Just this minute I've joined your "prayer team"
Grieving with you,
Kristen