Officially in the third trimester. 🎉🎉 Let the party begin! There is so much to do and so littletime. Last time I was at the doctor Jays heart beat was 139. I recently heard that moms match their babies heartbeat to a Psalm in the BIble. So I did and I was amazed at what what I read….
Psalms 139 (wait till you read verse 13)
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
God is good.
Edit to add: Psalm 139 was the passage in the Bible I chose to reflect on when I found out we were pregnant with Jay. I feared another miscarriage and really needed a passage that would be encouraging for me. So I chose Psalm 139 specifically for verses 13-16. When I heard my doctor say his heartbeat was 139 I laid their shocked. That’s not possible. Maybe I have the passages confused. It can’t be matching with the one I’ve been reflecting on. Can it? It did match. As Jays mother this will be the passage I forever pray over Him. ❤️🎉
I don’t know if this encourages you today. It sure does encourage me.