Call Upon the Lord

Bald Eagle Soaring

“For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:12-13

The Lord knows just the right time to pull us from the trial that tests our faith and renew our strength. Sometimes we mount up with wings as eagles, and sometimes we run, but then there are times when it seems we walk slowly as we wait. (Isaiah 40: 31). Nevertheless, He is faithful to do it in His time and in His way. (Romans 8:28)

When I decided to trust God for the natural birth of my son, I was confident that I could do it without any medical interventions. The Lord put it on my heart to trust Him in this second birth and avoid the drugs that had adversely affected me and my first child.
But when I entered the time of transition, the waves of pain weakened my ability to cope. until I remembered His faithfulness and hoped.

As soon as I asked for His help, I received His Word to relax and allow the process continue. He was with me and I knew He would not abandon me in my hour of need. So I began moving in the direction of His grace.

“Relax, and allow yourself to go completely limp” – I heard my Lord say.
As I responded in faith, my cervix completed dilation, and my son was born

Fear was replaced with faith, and maternal strength renewed. (Isaiah 66:9)
And as I took my child to my breast I knew I could do anything, with the help of the Lord! (Philippians 4: 13, Genesis 4:1)

Four years later, I experienced the most intense trial of my life. I had succumbed to a spiritual attack of condemnation (Romans 8: 1-2). I was drowning in remorse and self-deprecation. I could barely come up for air from the overwhelming  spiritual ordeal.
(1 Peter 4:12)

I took off my helmet of salvation laying down the Sword of His Word (Ephesians 6:17),

But  remembering His Word, I took up the sword and the accusations vanished away as I said,  “I’ll just have to wait on the Lord”.  (Isaiah 40:31)
“Don’t give it the time of day, just walk away.” – His Words were now heard in my heart.

“And then I understood when we trust in the Lord, we transition in faith , caught up with the Lord, where nothing can take us away.”  DF

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 31-39

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About Doula Faith

I am first and foremost a child of God, "born again" into the Kingdom of God through faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has called me to be an "Encourager" of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. I have learned through some painful trials of His unconditional love. The apple of my eye, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
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