The Ultimate Go-To Scripture for First Trimester Pregnancy
How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?
Was it over-the-moon joy, then maybe a hint of uncertainty? Perhaps unbelief or your jaw just dropped in amazement. Was it a resounding “yes!” or a tearful “no!” ?
It would be foolish of me to think that every mom’s reaction to her pregnancy was like mine. My husband and I had planned for our little bundle of joy and were ecstatic when our hopes were finally confirmed with a positive pregnancy test. And then it was all smooth sailing from there!…
I’m joking. (Gotcha right?)
First trimester tested me in ways I had never been tested before. I had to learn how to stay strong in my hope for a healthy pregnancy and baby. I had to practice joy. I had to check myself (more specifically my thoughts) when I found myself in that attractive downward spiral of complaining. I had to pray… a lot, I needed support from family; I relied on clear communication with my hubby…
All this, and I had wanted our baby.
What we have In Common
That experience is not the same for every woman. Some of you reading this don’t want to be pregnant because of your baby’s father, or maybe its that you don’t think your ready for this kind of commitment or the mommy life (even though it’s trending). Maybe its that you and your husband already had the “planned” children and this one was not part of the deal. Maybe you’re not married and the plan had been to enjoy the single, childless life for as long as possible. Heck, maybe you’re a first time mom and this is exactly what you wanted and you just need a good Bible verse to stand on. There are so many differences but there is one thing we all have in common – insufficiency, in other words, lack of ability to do this job.
What? Yes, I said it. No matter how optimistic you are, there will come a day where your strength and willpower alone will not fix the challenges you are facing. I can promise you that. First trimester tends to rope that day in and bring it to you with no hesitation. So this, mama, this one is for you. (Keep on reading)
My never-Fail, Go-To verse
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindess and My mercy are more than enough – always available – regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively in [your] weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP
You can clearly see why its my go-to verse, right? God promises to fill our gap where we lack enough to get the job done or where we don’t have the strength to handle every problem. When it feels like its all crashing down, or when a few key things just aren’t working out right, you and I can rely on God’s grace. That’s his promise for Believers and God never breaks a promise.
Like I said before, I had a planned pregnancy and my pregnancy reaction was all that a YouTube reaction video should be. And even still, just a few short weeks later I was reeling from the amount of responsibility I was carrying and the feeling that I could not handle it all. You might have been reeling from the start. That’s okay. What’s great about God is that he doesn’t just leave us in our mess and get some type of sick entertainment by watching us continually try and fail. If we let him, he will carry the load of our life challenges and get us through the sticky stuff. He’s that good.
Keep it With You
So this is my go-to verse for you, mama. Yes you, the one who’s trying to figure all of this out. And you too, the one who’s got it all together. Tuck this verse in your back pocket, or stick it up on your mirror. Do what you gotta do to remember it. And when crap hits the fan, remember you don’t have to do this all on your own. You’ve got a very big God who can do the heavy lifting in your corner. And he’s fighting for you.
Love ya, girl!