Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! – Luke 1: 45
This verse is my lock screen on my phone. It has been my lock screen for over a year, between my last pregnancy and the one before.
Mary had come to visit Elizabeth after an angel told her that she would be pregnant with Jesus, and also that Elizabeth was pregnant too. Elizabeth had been in seclusion after finding out her own pregnancy and when Mary showed up, Elizabeth’s baby (John the Baptist) leaped in her womb.
Of course, I was drawn to this verse because it involves two pregnant women, something I longed for myself. But this verse stuck with me because even in my loss, my wonderings if I would ever carry a healthy baby to full term or raise children in my home, it was imperative for my soul and my anxiety to remember that God was fulfilling promises to me every day.
Promises that he will not leave me in my times of distress. Promises that there is a bigger picture than what I see in front of me. Promises that He will give me purpose in my pain.
This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. In the next few weeks, I will be sharing some thoughts on these promises and verses that have helped me in the storm.