You Are My Sunshine

pregnantsunshineThis morning I woke up and began the day just like any ordinary day. Making lunches, getting 1 son off to school, being a nurse to my little one that has been sick for 2 days with a stomach bug, you know the joys of motherhood.  I began saying, “I trust You Jesus, I trust You Jesus.  You are his healer and I believe he will be completely healthy, healed and whole so that he can go on his field trip to the zoo tomorrow since he has been counting down the days until this special day.  I trust You Jesus.”

As I left my home to run some errands, I prayed that God would open my eyes and show me something along the path and journey that I would be taking.  Something out of the ordinary, a special sign or wonder. If you know anything about me, signs speak to me in volumes, it can be as simple as an 18 wheeler with a quote on the side such as RELIABLE… and I will say aloud, “Jesus you are so reliable and always come through for us.  I can make a sign mean something out of nothing… some people laugh, others are inspired to join in and look for signs along their journey as well.”

As I was driving past Main Street in Grapevine, I noticed a street named Sunshine.  It made me feel warm and cozy on the inside and then reminded me of an Embrace Grace Girl that had shared a story with me this past Monday night. She had asked for prayer and amidst her tears, began to share how her first sonogram that she had today of her baby was not the picture perfect idea that she had in her mind.  She was told that her baby was measuring somewhat smaller than anticipated and it caused her to be anxious and have doubts arising. She said, “I’ve been eating. I’ve been feeding my baby.  I’m not sure what could be wrong?”  Some of us leaders began praying over her, for any anxiety to be replaced with peace and a sweet calmness would settle over her. That she could lift up her prayers and concerns to Jesus and that He knit her baby together in her womb, and as we prayed over her, and placed our hands upon her tummy, sweet tears began to flow from her eyes.  We prayed for miracles to happen and that her baby would begin to stretch and grow at the right pace and that she could rest calmly knowing that her baby was safely tucked inside God’s mighty hands.

A sense of peace began to settle over her during the class and she was able to relax more.  She was sitting beside me as we did an exercise of breaking mosaic tiles into small broken pieces.  She began telling me a story of how God has been speaking to her and that He had given her a song, You are my Sunshine. She said this is the first time she has heard a song in her heart like this. I reassured her, see you are hearing God.  She also joyfully showed me a picture of these adorable little shoes she had handmade for her baby with the most precious circular designs and colors of black, gray, white and bright yellow! The same exact pattern that she had chosen for the custom made baby shoes, was also hand chosen and designed into a baby burp cloth that a sweet lady blessed her with at her embrace grace baby shower.  She was amazed that the same exact colors and patterns she had chosen to hand make her babies shoes, was also a perfect match with the bib. She said no one else knew that I picked this pattern.  I told her those are sweet kisses from God and that only He plans, designs and arranges the most amazing gifts.  She said the bright colors of the yellow kept reminding her of the song, You are my sunshine. 

After seeing the Sunshine street today, I sent her an encouraging text that I was thinking about her and that it made me smile and was praying peace and comfort all around you.

Then early this morning, a different Embrace Grace girl called me after she had just had her sonogram and was in tears. She said the sonographer and OB said her baby is still measuring small. She is due in less than a month. I began to pray over her and her womb. Praying a force field around her and her baby in the womb.  Began praying for a miracle that God would stretch and grow her baby and that God had knit him together and knows everything about him.  She said she was going back this afternoon for another sonogram and to please be praying.  I sent her encouraging messages throughout the day.

Nothing is impossible for you Jesus.  I am believing you will stretch and grow this sweet baby boy and that the sonographer and OB will notice a significant difference from the sono this morning to the afternoon. Our faith is in you God.

This same girl had also messaged me after her first sonogram back in December saying that the Dr. thought the baby was measuring small and might possibly have an extra chromosome, but then reassured her all was ok.  I began looking back at our text messages we sent back to each other and had chills today when I read them.  It brings such confirmation to the similarity of both girls and what they are experiencing this week. And He wants to bring hope, peace and sunshine in the midst of their cloudy diagnosis from the Dr’s.

I am praying for a miracle. God has your child in the palm of His mighty hands and will stand by your side believing with you for him to be strong, healthy, and to thrive and live outside your womb. There are some scriptures I will send you to begin declaring them over your womb. Then here is the song that was playing in my heart at that time back in December and I shared with her…

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you never know dear how much I lcve you, please don’t take my sunshine away.

Yes, the very same song! Do you see the theme here? …

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart I’ve conquered the world.  {John 16:32-33 MSG}

With both of these girls I shared that if all they can say throughout the day is I trust you Jesus and keep repeating it over and over a million times a day if needed. So that their hearts would believe and trust that God is for them and their baby. His desire is to breathe life into their babies and for them to be safe and secure. Wrapped in His loving arms.

As she listened with intensity to what was being said, the master gave her a trusting heart- and she believed. {Acts 16:14 MSG}

My Mom recently blessed me with this amazing book called Prayer Warrior Mom– covering your kids with God’s blessings and protection by Marla Alupoaicei.  I have been reading it and declaring scriptures over my own children and also for embrace grace mommies and babies.

Maybe you have experienced a time when you received a negative report from the Dr or are going through some type of difficulties in your life right now.  I am praying for you as you read these words, that you will be able to also say, I trust you Jesus.  I may not know the exact outcome, or how all things are going to work out.  But I choose to trust you Jesus.  I am praying for miracles, signs and wonders to abound in your life.

Below are some scriptures you can make as declarations in your life:

But you, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. {Psalm 3:3}

Arise, cry aloud in the night. At the beginning of the night watches; pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to Him for the life of your little ones. {Lamentations 2:19 NASB}

Your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. {Isaiah 58:8}

But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings… {Malachi 4:2}

Jesus is your Sunshine and will light up your life.  He will shine His rays of sunshine and hope and bring life, love and laughter to you.

If you have a prayer request and would like us to join with you and believe with you, please leave us a comment.

Written by Salina Duffy


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