Lessons on Joyful Surrender

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How Surrendering Strengthened My Faith in Early Pregnancy
How Surrendering Strengthened My Faith in Early Pregnancy

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

— Hebrews 11:1


This verse gave me strength and reminded me to trust that God knows best, and that our baby was in His hands. At our nine-week ultrasound, God blessed us with a very clear picture of our little baby girl. Her loud, steady and strong heartbeat was music to our ears.

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A few months have passed since that pivotal day, and today, our Little Love is officially 27 weeks!

Here are just a few of the lessons I've learned along the way:

  1. God is greater than all my fears

  2. Fear keeps me from fully experiencing God’s blessings

  3. Living in joyful surrender requires starting each day in prayer and in God’s Word

  4. Practice joyful surrender by speaking words of hope

  5. Never forget how God has led you in the past

God has been my source of strength and hope throughout this pregnancy so far. Here’s one of my favorite songs that I often listen to when fear, worry and anxiety start creeping in. I hope and pray it encourages you today.


God’s Been Good

by Legacy Five

Verse 1
Lately I've been looking back, along this winding road
To the old familiar markers of the mercies I have known
I know it may sound simple but it's more than a cliche
There's no better way to tell you, than to say

Chorus
God's been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
when I go to sleep each night
And though I've had my share of hard times,
I wouldn't change them if I could
'Cause through it all, God's been good

Verse 2
Times replay and I can see that I've cried some bitter tears
But I felt His arms around me as I faced my greatest fears
You see I've had more gains than losses
and I've known more joy than hurt
As His grace rolled down upon me undeserved

Bridge
For God has been my Father, my Savior and my Friend
His love was my beginning, and His love will be my end
I could spend forever trying to tell you everything He is
But the best that I can say it is this

Chorus
God's been good in my life
I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams
when I go to sleep each night
And though I've had my share of hard times,
I wouldn't change them if I could
'Cause through it all, God's been good

What helps YOU practice joyful surrender in your daily life? Let me know in the comment section below!