Through all of my experiences, pregnancy has been the most emotional. I want to provide for my family so much more than I'm capable of giving them. Charlie isn't born yet and I can feel the weight of what the world says I need to be as a mother and wife. It's easy to get swept up in so many other opinions, and let's face it - people are more than willing to give your their "expertise." Easing yourself away from their words and into God's promises is difficult at times. And making sure your actions are coming from your trust in God's sufficiency instead of doubt can be even harder.
I find myself working longer hours, feeling more discouraged, and unlovable/unloving when I start relying on what my hands are capable of doing. I have to face it, I can't do it all. At some point, I have to realize God wants to take care of us. He is the one who meets our needs and He is the one who will supply exceedingly abundantly above anything I can ask and think or do.
So how do you get there? There is difficulty in trusting in something you can't see. It feels risky to give everything over to God. I've been there. I still struggle with it. But this is my thought - "when has God not been there for me?" I've felt like He wasn't there while I was facing a struggle head on, but looking back His hands were evident in mending the pieces of my heart. Whatever travesty I experienced was met with the next step necessary to where I am today. We will have days and seasons that feel like God isn't good, but trusting Him and His mountain top perspective is what helps bring us to our next steps. His hands are always working together for our good.
It's a daily walk of bringing your mind back to His promises. As we approach the third trimester, I've needed to constantly remind myself of Philippians 4:19: "And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Whatever adventure parenthood has for us, we will have what we need, I don't need to worry.
I hope this verse brings comfort to your soul the way it has mine. Life is busy now-a-days. We have a lot of information at instant access, a lot to compare ourselves to, and a lot to feel we need to be. But no matter where we find ourselves, our needs will not only be met, but will be liberally supplied. There aren't many other six word phrases that can comfort and calm the heart like those.