Prayerful Persistence

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sorry for the not-writing situation the last few days. Monday's are always so busy with work and volunteering at the pregnancy center, and yesterday I had to drive up to my office, and on my way home, it took me an hour and a half to go 25 miles, and I about lost my mind. I was SO glad to arrive home safely, albeit a full hour late!!

I had lots of time to say lots of prayers, so you can bet that you're covered :)

I am having alot of inconsistent symptoms, like nothing is present all the time, but everything comes and goes, and luckily my friend K is 12dpo today, so we have been talking every day to compare what hilarious things we are currently experiencing imagining. I'm 10dpiui, and I think the earliest I would test is Saturday because, as you all know, I am a certified testing WUSS. I need a badge or something!

I have really felt uplifted by the constant reassurance from friends (IRL and blogging!) who tell me they're praying for us!! Moreso than ever before, actually. (Not that you weren't sincere before, because I know you always are, but for some reason, I am just basking in the prayerful support this time!) I feel a great positive momentum still, and I prayed yesterday that if God has blessed us, that He'd use me to be a olive branch of hope to those who are still waiting.

In the car yesterday, the daily devotional on the radio dealt with Noah and the dove who brought back the olive branch. The gist was that Noah looked out from his ark and saw flood in every direction. But he still sent out the dove to see what God was doing out of sight. The first time the dove came back with nothing. Was Noah deterred? Nope, he sent the dove out again. This time, the dove brought back a symbol of hope to Noah in the form of an olive branch. Noah could not see past the floods that surrounded him, but in this dove's mouth was a small token from God that was to give Noah hope for the good things God had in store for him.

Do you see floods in all directions around you? Do you feel like the waters will never recede? Be persistent in your prayers (Luke 18:1-8), not being deterred if you don't see results right away, just as Noah wasn't (Gen 8:1-22)!! God might not bring complete resolution to your situation immediately, but if you trust in His providence, He will give you hope to give you a glimmer of what He is preparing to you :)

14 comments:

The Wife said...

Don't you just hate traffic! I'm use to horrible traffic before we moved here and now I can't stand it if I even have to slow down! Horrible, I know. I am a wuss when it comes to testing too. Even when I had a good feeling about it, I had my moments of doubt and almost "wussed" out. I always love the story of Noah. Thanks for reminding us. Still praying for you!

Thankful said...

Glad you can feel the love!

Dea.nna said...

I love the analogy of Noah and the olive branch. Thanks! It does seem like there are floods all around us sometime but the reality is that there is so much more in the distance, further than our human eyes can see. Still praying for your BFP!!!

callmemama said...

It is amazing how many people I've never met are praying for me, so I know whatcha mean.

Still thinking about you...and glad you're staying positive! We're all thinking "positive" for you right now :)

Nicole said...

I'm glad you're in a good emotional/mental spot right now in the 2WW. I'm feeling mostly fine, but a tad shaky at times. I can't wait to hear your test results! +++ Good luck A!

Katie said...

"God's delays are not his denials." It's something I've repeated many times over the last 18 months, particularly when I feel overwhelmed or like I've hit a wall.

I hope your IPS are RPS. :)

The Mrs. said...

Good post! You're right, it is so nice and comforting to know that so many people are praying for you! I will send more your way! Hopefully you'll get your BFP soon!

A baby for Al? said...

I am hoping and praying that you get to be the beacon of hope for all of us. Can't wait to read the results!

K said...

Since I've decided to talk to our future baby(ies), instead of saying our baby name, I have been saying "Noah", which is the name of one of my favorite cousins. I've been trying to figure out why, and your post might have been the sign I was searching for.

Thanks. ♥

Priscilla said...

Thank you for your inspiring words. :) My prayers are certainly with you during this difficult 2WW!! :)

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julie said...

What a great message. It is so easy to forget during these difficult times that there could be anything good ahead of us to wait for. I will always remember this message of hope!
Good luck to you this weekend!

Leah said...

Thinking of you as your wait almost comes to an end.

Hillary said...

Love this reminder - thank you! Perfect for me as I start a new cycle and you end one....hopefully with joyful news at the end for both :)