The Bigger Picture

Yesterday, I learned that the couple I babysit for had lost the baby girl that she had been carrying for almost 6 months.  Just before this happened, she began having trouble with high blood pressure and the doctor was concerned that she could have a stroke.  Options were discussed at the hospital but, due to a medical issue that was extremely dangerous for the mother,  the end result was that they would have to take the baby.

My daughter and her husband are very close friends with this couple.  When they found out, they recalled their own grief from last fall when they, too, lost their own baby very early on in her pregnancy.  My  heart deeply remembered their loss as well.

We wonder why these things have to happen and sometimes question God’s reasoning and purpose for it.  Yet, I am reminded of the scripture in Psalm 30:5 that says, “weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (NIV)  God sees the bigger picture and helps us through our struggles, pain, and grief.  We may never know “why” but in our hearts we continue to trust and believe that “all things work together” and that “joy will come in the morning” as long as we continue to keep our trust and faith in Him.

May the Lord bless and keep us as we trust Him at His word.

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