Delivery Meditations, etc.

So…I’m here again! Apparently, I was missed. 🙂 But no worries, I am back. I’m not sure how long I will be back since our baby is due any day now, but as of today, I am still quite pregnant and quite whale-like. In fact, much to my horror, the nurse at the birth center this morning blurted out my weight…in front of my dear husband! I hope he wasn’t too traumatized. 🙂

Anyway, with the upcoming birth of our baby boy, I have been encouraged to pick out some verses to meditate on during labor. The one that most frequently comes to mind is from Psalm 70 out of the Scottish Psalter which reads, “Lord, haste me to deliver.” That verse has kind of taken on new meaning for me these past few days. I know King David was not speaking of the kind of deliverance that I am looking toward, but I think it can very much apply to my situation. What do you think may be some other verses that would be helpful to me to think on during labor? I’m thinking specifically Psalms, but they could be from any book of the Bible really.

I know this post is rather short, but I need to go put my feet up. They are pretty puffy and I am exhausted. 🙂

9 Replies to “Delivery Meditations, etc.”

  1. Ps. 128.3b — “Thy children [will be] like to olive-plants about thy table round.” The Lord is kind to give such great gifts to us. Why should he show such mercy to man: ‘what is man that You are kind to him and the son of man that you visit him?’

  2. Hey Lisa, I don’t know if you remember (of course you remember you are Lisa), but at my baby shower Heather made a bunch of verses and had them sitting around the tables. I collected them and have kept them through the years for encouragement. So I looked through them and thought this was the most appropriate:

    Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
    Psalm 127:3

    and one I thought might be helpful is:

    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
    Philippians 4:13

    Just remember it will be hard but you know it will end and you will have a baby in your arms that will make you forget about the pain. Hope this helps. I will continue to pray for you.

  3. Lisa my dear,

    Many prayers are going up for you; and will continue, especially while you are in labor. I like your idea of having some verses to meditate on. Here are a couple that may be helpful: 1 Chronicles 28:20  And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

    Psalms 119:76  ¶Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

    Why not memorize a Psalm to sing or hum as well. That could be helpful.

    I have a couple more to give you at a later time.

  4. “Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.” That is my favorite verse, especially when I am not feeling well! I love you! Also, you can remember during your labor that we will be praying for you.

  5. Dear Lisa,
    Today is your due date!! Be sure to let Samuel know what day it is, as well!

    I have been thinking on some verses for this time of your life. The first one that came to me descibes exactly what Holly was encouraging you with in her last sentence: John 16:21 “A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but AS SOON AS she is delievered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man (Samuel) is born into the world.”

    As for the Psalms, I have many verses underlined in Psalm 33 and 34. I thought you would enjoy reading over these two Psalms at this time. Ps. 33:8 says, “Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.” The creation of a new person is certainly one of the Lord’s works that makes us “stand in awe”!

    “O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him”! Ps. 33:9

    We are so excited to know Samuel’s birthday and are certainly praying for the Lord’s kindness to you on that day! Love, Gale

  6. If Samuel doesn’t come today, I’d be embarrassed. ;D

    I thought of a couple verses. One is Prov. 13:12, “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. ” The Lord has finally answered your prayer and given you another baby!
    And Hannah praised God afterwards over her Samuel in I Sam. 2:1, “My heart rejoiceth in the LORD…I rejoice in thy salvation.”

    Hope everything goes quickly and both Sammy, er, Samuel and you are happy and healthy! 🙂

  7. I would just like to know where my baby is. ACK!!!
    (And to be clear on two other points: I think your puffy feet are cute, and I wasn’t traumatized.)

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