A Moment of Pure Praise

I haven’t talked much about it yet, but there was a time when Caleb and I weren’t sure that we’d ever have biological children. Today, I noticed a journal sitting by my bedside. There, in the very front was a letter to God, in Caleb’s handwriting, dated March 21, 2013- the day we discovered I was pregnant. Here it is:

Thank you Papa for giving us bread. You are the giver of good gifts. You heard our cries and remained true to your word. We praise you! Praise you! Praise you! You are good. You are Holy.
Father please keep our Boo safe. Give us wisdom and prepare us to care for your child. Help us to look to you as we become anxious about the development and care of this wonderful gift. Help us to praise you in all circumstances.
We are SO overjoyed with your goodness. We are filled with joy at the thought of our Boo in Jaclyn’s belly.


The prayer was in reference to Matthew 7:9-11NIV which says this:

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

I don’t know where you are in your walk with God, but today will you say a prayer of praise for the gifts God gives and also a prayer of love to those struggling with infertility? Thank you faithful readers! I pray that God will provide you with his incomparable peace.

Update: I should have said this earlier. If you are struggling with infertility, check-out my friend’s blog in the right hand column called, “Finding Sunday.” It’s awesome.


14 thoughts on “A Moment of Pure Praise

  1. this is so beautiful! i also experienced much worry about not being able toconceive (toke us almost one year, even though it was considered “normal”). even so i was praying because my anxiety was taking over my optimism. turns out, when we stopped “trying”, i got pregnant. it was a hug surprise, because i really though (for sure) that aunt flow was paying me a visit. haha…anyway, it was a big blessing and i remember thanking God for showing me his grace, mercy and fulling the desires of my heart.

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    • I was looking through your previous posts and saw I missed this one. It is so beautiful. Way to make a mama cry at 5am! Our God is so faithful! This letter is an amazing testimony of your faith and trust in God. Simple, perfect praise 🙂
      P.S. Why is Caleb’s handwriting better than mine? 😉


      • Haha! Natalie, it’s better than mine too! Sorry to make you cry at 5am, maybe some of my posts should have a “tear jerker warning” lol
        Sometimes when I step back in midst of mommyhood madness, it is so amazing to be reminded of God’s faithfulness and love. I’m glad you liked it 🙂


      • Thank you for creating this wetibse, is helping me going thru my day. Today is Saturday and have so many questions in my head, I’m sure God is answering me but I can’t see because of my weakness, please pray for me to understand God’s will. thank you all, thank you Jesus,Amen.


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