Labor Pains

pregnant woman wearing marled gray sweater touching her stomach

I can only speak to my experience with childbearing labor pain. I remember contractions like a pain that would rise up ever so strongly and then subside…there would be a small break and then the pain would rise again and then subside.

As I was praying this morning, giving praise to Almighty God for bringing me through a particular time in my life, I remembered the process of contractions during labor in comparison to that season. In other words, have you ever gone through a trial in life that would pop up and as soon as you thought everything was OK would rear its ugly head again?

Women may experience labor pain due to pregnancy, but labor pains can occur in anyone’s life, at any moment. Jesus never promised that we would not go through anything. In fact, He said it here:

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

God said He would never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). This gives me great comfort, and I hope you feel it as well, in knowing that regardless of what we may face on Earth, we are not alone and are overcomers through Jesus Christ. When I recall upon the many times He has brought me over to the side of victory, I can honestly say God has never left my side. Friends may have come and gone throughout that time to pray with me, but my faith and God’s presence was my constant.

When I did not know what to do, where the money would come from, could not call on my friends in the early a.m., I cried out to God, who can do anything but fail. He did not just show up one time, but every time that I needed His help. I’m sharing all of this with you as a reminder that regardless of what you may be facing today, look back at the many times God has brought you over and remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He has done it before, and He will do it again.

If you say that you are a new believer and think you do not have an example to share just yet (I cancel this lie from the enemy), I can assure you that you do. Just because you may not have been praying does not mean God was not there. You did not get out of that trouble alone. God knew you before you were in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5). For He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust (Matthew 5:45). Brothers and sisters, God has always been there, even when we were ungrateful and didn’t ask for His help.

I thank God for His Son, Jesus Christ. By accepting Jesus Christ as our redeemer and Lord and Savior, we are made right with our heavenly Father, who gives grace and mercy freely that no man can boast to say that he or she has done anything to deserve. With God we do not labor alone, and He is an ever-present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Call on Jesus today. Praise God!

Question for you:  How has looking back at your labor pains and remembering how God brought you through it, encouraged you during these uncertain times today with the pandemic?

Leave a comment. You never know who else you may encourage. God bless.

If you’re not saved today, then I encourage you to visit my Salvation Prayer page. It is written in Revelations 22:17, The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has already paid the price for us. He is the Lamb of God. Welcome Him into your heart today. You will not thirst again.

Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders 💞

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