Monday, December 6, 2010

The Good News

Even in the difficulties surrounding an unplanned pregnancy and its implications, there is good news:

God’s love for you has not changed. What God told Israel is true about you: “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). And what the psalmist said about God is still true today: “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1). God loves you as much today as He did before you became pregnant.

God will use your not-so-good situation for good. Romans 8:28 can be a source of encouragement for you: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God did not cause your situation, but He is all-loving and all-powerful, and He can bring good out of it for you, your baby and your family (see Genesis 50:20).

Time will help heal your pain. As bad as your sorrow and discouragement may feel right now, it will become easier to handle with every passing day. Psalm 30:5 promises, “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

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