If you’ve battled with morning sickness like I have, the last thing you may have on your mind then is, “What should I eat?” But as everyone with good advice will tell us, “Try to eat something.”
Morning sickness was especially bad the last 2 days. Yesterday I couldn’t even hold down water. And by morning sickness, I actually mean all-day sickness at times. But these 2 days have been kept to the mornings. And I am officially past my first trimester!
So today I stayed home from church in the morning but went in the afternoon for our African Service where my husband was preaching. Going to church is the best thing to do. I was prompted to read Psalm 91 as I opened our service. God was reassuring me that He is our rock and fortress, that when everything around us shakes, He will not be shaken, and that He holds us in his hands. The picture the bible gave of us hiding under the wings of the Almighty is especially comforting.
So as I was preparing dinner at home after church, I realized how good I was feeling. I wasn’t even feeling sleepy from jetlag, having just returned from the US on Thursday. And this verse came to me, “My food is to do the will of my Father.” Jesus said that. And even though I’m having gastritical problems in the natural, in the spirit I can be feeding on His grace as I get around His business. Last night I felt my spirits uplifted too as I was preparing a teaching session on Children’s Ministry. I realize that as we do His will, He takes care of us. This is better than wallowing in self pity as I have been doing (or sharing my status on Facebook to get ‘sympathy likes’ 🙂 Thanks to all who liked it though and for all the encouragement and prayers.)
Sharing the beautiful psalm with all. Goodnight!
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”