Thursday, March 26, 2009

Be Near Oh God

My heart is so heavy. Yesterday, I woke up to news that a woman in our church gave birth to her nearly full term baby girl and she was stillborn. Be near, oh God, be near. I then spent the morning with my new friend who three weeks ago lost her son. Staring into the face of a mom who lost her precious baby after only two days of life brought me back to places I don't often visit - deep, dark places where my pain is still raw. As I travel these places, sorrow's heavy cloak threatens to consume me. I'm completely broken, yet feel the Lord's presence so sweetly. Psalm 139:7-8 says, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there." Be near, oh God, be near. Be near to these two sweet woman who lost their darling babes. Be near to Stellan's mommy. Be near to Jonah's mommy. Be near oh God, be near.

6 comments:

  1. Praying for God to be near....

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  2. Praying ... for all of them ... and for you as the depth of your pain continues to awaken in the midst of others pain. You are an amazing strong women to 'weep with those who weep' being there for others even in your pain. May God's strength continue!

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  3. Praying for you and those families too. Know too how much your family's struggle has strengthened the faith of many others.

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  4. http://www.elijahsgift.com/home

    Here is a website that our good friends the Swaffords set up after their sweet Elijah was born straight into Jesus' arms almost 1 year ago. They set this site up in an effort to help/support other families who sadly have to walk the same grief filled journey. I thought it might be of some comfort for your church friends as they go through the shock and sorrow of the road ahead of them. My brother and his sweet wife had a stillborn daughter, Faith, at 37 weeks. I just felt like I should share the website after having such close ties to stillbirth. Thanks. H

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  5. Wow. This really touched my heart. I'm recovering from a miscarriage... and experiencing the loss of our precious babies is so, so hard. Thanks for this post. It ministered to me so much. I'm thinking of these precious parents who have lost their dear little babies.

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