Empty Arms, Full Heart
It’s been two years since I wrote about being Pregnant with Hope. Not pregnant in the physical sense, but in the Spiritual sense. Pregnant with hope all because of Jesus. A sweet place of being so overwhelmed by Him and a richer feeling (I believe) than pregnancy in the natural will ever be.
Yes, I have my moments of feeling weary in between the moments of feeling full of hope, but even in the darkest moments I can’t help but thank Jesus that despite that my arms are still empty, my heart is so full.
I am thankful that He has taught me (and is teaching me) that there is nothing that can bring me true joy like He can. Not a husband. Not a baby. Not traveling around the world. I can do all of those things or have all those things, yet if I am not pursuing Him in those things I will still come up feeling empty. Even though I still don’t have the one thing I have dreamed about since being little girl, He has made my heart full.
It’s all Him. It’s his peace and joy that have overwhelmed my heart. It’s His strength that has gotten me through each day. It’s His love that lavishes upon me. I am here to tell you that it is possible to have empty arms and still have a full heart. Through Him all things are possible including being overwhelmed by His life and hope even in the middle of facing such a difficult trial. Don’t let the hard circumstances around you stop you from letting God fill your longing soul!