i’m not an overly religious person…

…but for some reason this struck a chord with me. found this today while surfing random infertility sites.

Lord, help me to know that You are enough. Take my eyes off of myself. Take my eyes off of the child I desire. Help me to delight myself in You. Mold the desires of my heart to be in line with Your will. I don’t want to need to be a mother more than I need to be your humble, obedient child. I don’t want wanting to have a baby to be a stumbling block between You and me anymore.

Lord, I want to give this desire, this drive, this ache up to You. Help me not to snatch it back as I so often do with the burdens I place in Your hands. Help me to be truly content with Your will and Your timing.

Lord, You know that I still desire a baby – someone to mold, teach, train, shape, guide, and help to grow in You. But until the day You give me that joyous blessing, help me to grow in You. Let me reach out to those around me. Let me witness and minister to the children You place in my path.

Help me to stay submitted to my husband’s will, and to Your will. If we are headed in the wrong direction, change our hearts.

Thank You for lifting my burden. Help me to keep You first. Let me seek Your face daily, and let me know that You are enough!

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2 Comments

  1. Debii Newby said,

    December 25, 2008 at 2:09 am

    I read this… and I read through a lot of your post.
    I don’t know how much you trust in prayer, and well… I don’t know you at all.

    But if it means anything, I’d like to let you know that I am praying very hard for you. And while you have to remember that everything does come “all in due time”, I’m going to pray for you.

    -Debii

  2. mmariluh said,

    December 26, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Thank you for sharing this. I really needed it… And I know exactly where you’re coming from.

    I stole it for my blog too, hope you don’t mind.

    Thank you again and good luck.


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