TITLE: He is Never Out of Control
By mary wolf
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He is Never out of Control
Congratulations! You are going to have a baby!
Sue and Tom stood in the doctors’ office looking at each other. Sue turned white, and Tom helped her set down.
“That...that is not possible! You see I had a procedure done and they told me there could be no more children.”
“Mrs. Wood, I am quite sure you are pregnant, but we can schedule you for an ultra sound if you like.” Tom just grinned as the doctor looked at him for affirmation.
“But, Doctor, our son is eighteen, and graduating from High School this year!” Sue exclaimed.
“Mrs. Wood, this is not uncommon and you are still a young woman young.”
Tom rubbed her back and spoke softly, “Honey, this is our little gift from God, It will be great. We’ll just trust Him.”
“Let me check your records, and learn more about the procedure you had and then we will do an ultrasound the make sure everything is Ok,” Her doctor assured her.
That was the first of many sleepless, sick nights for Sue. She wrestled within herself knowing that only God gave life. She had prepared herself for the time when there son was gone and thinking how it would be at home. Soon just she and Tom would be alone.
“I’m not sure I can handle another, Lord. I am not ready to start over. It's too hard. Please forgive me and take away the guilt.”
Eerily that morning the phone rang, it was the doctor, “Mrs. Wood, I need you and your husband to come in. I want to run some tests and speak with you.
“Is everything alright?” Sue asked as her heart leaped into her throat. Questions bombarded her thoughts. What if I lose my baby? What if there is no baby? Could I have cancer? ” Doctor is this about the baby?”
“Please, don’t worry Mrs. Wood; I am sure everything is fine. We just want a few more tests.”
Later that week Tom and Sue again sat in the Doctor’s office. “I am going to be quite frank with you. There is only one other known case where a woman became pregnant after the procedure you had.” “ We are going to keep very close watch on you, and if you seem to have any symptoms that are abnormal please call, and I will get you into see a specialist.”
“Abnormal! This whole thing seems abnormal to me!” Sue almost screamed.
“Mrs. Wood, I’m sure you feel that way, but you know that is not so and until we see any problems there is no reason to borrow trouble. Now just go home and relax, and I’ll see you in two weeks.”
Now, more frightened that she would lose the baby than have it, Sue faced a whole new type of stress. Tom was there for her. He was the solid foundation she needed.
“Honey I am sure this is from God, and I really don’t think there will be any problems at all. Let's just trust him one day at a time and watch our little miracle he has given grow.”
Sue had never gone through such mental and physical testing. She knew God was there, as she had her devotions', he was always giving her verses to comfort and reassure her.
In her fifth month they did a three-d ultra sound. They looked at all of the internal organs, measuring every tiny detail. They did indeed have a beautiful perfect baby boy.
By now the morning sickness was subsiding, and she had begun to look forward to there new son. Each day was different, and by the beginning of her seventh month she was having contractions. Another complication was diabetes.
Mrs. Wood you are controlling your weight very well, but the baby is very large and your sugar continually runs high. We will probably induce labor as soon as we are sure his lungs are developed.
Zack was born three weeks early. It was an emergency c-section but both baby and mother had no complications. Dad just can’t put him down and he is loved by all.
Sue can now say with true faith ..” nothing is impossible with God.”
Such a sweeter walk she has never known and so many of the other “worries” have disappeared.
Teenage troubles can be one of those things that drive you crazy. Sue has her share, with her eighteen year old. But trusting the Lord with one problem often increases your faith to trust in another.
“Doesn’t he tell us to Trust and lean not on your own understanding?”
Those few inches from our head to our heart, sometimes ends up being miles. God sometimes just has to take life out of our control for us, to show us He is never out of control.
Trust in the Lord with all thane heart and lean not on thane own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and He will direct thy path.
Scripture from King James Version
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