Love the world needs

The past couple of weeks have been two of the most hectic, stressful and sleep deprived weeks of my entire life – I finally gave birth to my little man, Isaac Adaiah. Being a new mom, I expected no sleep and extra stress since I’m breastfeeding. However, it’s a totally different concept thinking you know what it’ll be like and actually experiencing it. There are so many new responsibilities and priority changes taking place in my life.
No matter how many new responsibilities I may have, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I never knew it was possible to love someone to the extent that I love Isaac. Something that God has shown me over the past two weeks is that He loves me like I love my son.
God refers to Christians as his children – “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1). Maybe this is a concept only parents will understand. Maybe there’s a reason children are referred to as a blessing from God. The first time someone holds their little blessing in their arms, it’s as if a light clicks and you have an understanding of how much God truly loves you. I suppose this may be why so many people who have turned their backs on God return to Him after having children.
I always thought I knew the extent God’s love would go for me. I thought I had a complete understanding. Christ DIED for me, what’s there not to understand about that? However, now that I have a child of my own, I realize how much I’d actually do for him. I really would take a bullet for him. I would do whatever it takes to keep Isaac safe; to keep him away from any harm or danger. God cares the same way for us. He would do anything for us, even if that means having to step back and watch us grow without his immediate help.
It’s so easy for us as humans to point the finger and blame God for any trials we face, simply because we know He could have prevented the problem. However, we often times forget that God is working behind the scenes. We forget that God knows the big picture of our lives. He knows the outcome, and us having to go through the trials we do may be something we have to face in order to get where He wants us to be – ultimately in His peace.
If you’re facing something greater than yourself, then step back from the situation and ask for God’s help. James 1:2-3 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” This is one of my all time favorite scriptures because it’s a reminder that in times of trouble, we need to rely completely on Christ. Sometimes God may allow trials in our lives because He’s looking for us to cry out to Him.

Here’s a picture of my little world changer! Meet Isaac Adaiah everyone. 🙂
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