Thank you to all the Brothers and Sisters who’ve been praying for Justin and I in my pregnancy so far. I am now at 13 weeks! Baby is still safe and sound. Praise God.
Not many of you know this, but I want to share with you God’s miraculous work in this pregnancy – because this child was actually a prophesy come true.
We’ve actually been trying to have a child for about a year already. Every month, I would face the discouragement of seeing that I didn’t conceive. After many months, I began to wonder if God was withholding His goodness from us. Why was it so hard for us? How much longer do we have to wait?
We try to hold onto God’s sovereignty and believe that He will grant us a child in His time. But it is a very tough struggle to try to hold onto this belief, while feeling very discouraged inside.
One day last May 2016, I was actually eating lunch with a group of about 10 pastors at a HK style restaurant. Towards the end of our meal, a lady who was sitting nearby came up to us and said she received some words from the Holy Spirit for us.
We were all speechless, but open to listening. Somehow she knew we were “Children of God”, and she spoke a few things to us that were very relevant.
But the one thing that I was shocked to hear was when she said, “One of you here is trying to have a child.”
We looked around at each other. Everyone are quite a bit older with children of their own, so it seems pretty unlikely they want a child. And that’s when it clicked in…it’s me!
She looked at me and said, “God knows the desires of your heart….and he will grant it.”
That moment felt so surreal. As I reflected on this afterwards. I couldn’t help but just cry and cry tears of gratefulness. I needed to hear these words more than I knew. It became a very very vivid reassurance from God that He really sees me, that He knows deeply the pain I’ve been feeling. And He comforted me in a way that just settled my heart.
At that point, I don’t when the prophesy will come true. But, that didn’t matter. All that mattered was that I knew God was there and He sees me. He knows what I’m going through.
So after that, every month that I still didn’t conceive felt very different. I was at complete peace.
This story ends in a crazy way as well. So, I did conceive! And the child is expected to arrive at the end of May 2017 – exactly one year from when the prophesy happened! WOW! I’m speechless.
I don’t know why God chose to speak to me in this prophetic way. He doesn’t always do that, and he doesn’t have to. But I want to share this story for those who may need it – that God really is with us, that He sees our pain, and He does still speak to us in the present.
May He comfort you in the pain you may be going through. May His sovereignty reign over the circumstances.
May all the glory be to God.