Memory Monday – Week 57

I love the NCV version of Isaiah 66:9, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.

This verse is short, but straight to the point. Our present trials and pain will be turned into something good. God doesn’t start a work in someone or something and then not finish it. He always completes what He has planned and spoken. He would never start something and then just completely abandon it.

The NIV version of this verse relates it to childbirth, Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery, says the Lord.

No mom would ever labor for x amount of hours, be dilated to a 10, start pushing and then stop. There would be no physical way to stop the labor at that point. The Lord is as unstoppable as a birth of a baby coming out in those final moments. And the same joy that happens when the labor process is over also happens when His restoration is finished. He fulfills his promises. No matter what pain you are experiencing now, He will birth something new and redeem your story.


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  • Rebecca
    Posted at 07:28h, 21 July Reply

    Amen!!! AND just what I needed to be reminded of this morning!! The Lord is doing something new!! There is always purpose to the pain that we experience!! Thank you for the beautiful reminder!! Have I mentioned how much I love Monday mornings because I look forward to your Monday verses? SUCH wisdom each week!!
    Hugs friend!
    🙂 Rebecca

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 08:23h, 21 July Reply

    Oh Caroline, you have such a way of bringing perspective to these weekly verse you share. You just brought Isaiah 66:9 to a whole new level for me… and this is a scripture I can stand on and claim!

    Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day.

  • Elisha
    Posted at 08:42h, 21 July Reply

    At times this verse can be confusing to me because I know that the pain of infertility I am experiencing and the heartache of PCOS is not from God; but the “pain” of having my faith stretched and hope strengthened through my discipline of reading, knowing and speaking the word with perseverance will not go unrewarded. He will accomplish all that He has promised! Amen to that! Thanks so much for sharing this verse. It has been highlighted in my bible for a few years now and I often love looking back and reflecting on it. Thanks sugar pants for featuring it today on your Memory Monday! XOXO! I hope you have a great week!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 10:17h, 21 July Reply

    your posts always give me comfort… i just went on facebook to learn a few new friends are expecting, and, while i’m happy for them, your post provides a good reminder that something good is coming for me too – maybe not what they have, but something part of God’s plan that will allow me to grow/become stronger/kinder <3

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 10:29h, 21 July Reply

    Once again, I needed to read this today. You know how much this applies to me right now. Thank you for sharing. The NCV is interesting…so good.

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 10:30h, 21 July Reply

    i love this, Caroline! indeed! He will redeem my story! redemption will win in your story too!

  • Alexis
    Posted at 11:27h, 21 July Reply

    Oh how I love this verse! What a great one. Thank you for this sweet word today.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 13:01h, 21 July Reply

    Yes, this. And I love this translation. Isn’t it amazing how a different translation can sometimes make the meaning come alive?

  • Charity
    Posted at 14:31h, 21 July Reply

    Truly believing that. God always redeems and always fulfills his promise.

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 14:46h, 21 July Reply

    LOVE that!! Such a great verse!

  • Ursula
    Posted at 14:50h, 21 July Reply

    This is a wonderful thing to keep in mind when life gets challenging

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 15:32h, 21 July Reply

    AMEN!! Thank you for sharing this scripture. What a beautiful reminder, something I will cling to for sure 🙂 Printing!

    PS- I just got lost looking at Stella pieces from your sidebar ad, such pretty stuff!!

  • Síochána Arandomhan
    Posted at 15:45h, 21 July Reply

    Always nice to remember that joy and blessings can be just around the corner!

  • Loganq
    Posted at 18:56h, 21 July Reply

    AMEN! I love the way you are approaching this verse! I have been behind on reading blogs lately, and I have so missed your Monday morning posts. This is wonderful… thank you!

  • Tania // Run to Radiance
    Posted at 09:34h, 22 July Reply

    I have never heard that version before- love that!

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 12:00h, 22 July Reply

    I so needed this today Caroline! You have such a way with your timing and bringing new perspective to these verses. Love.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 13:24h, 22 July Reply

    Hi from ICLW. I so know this is true because I gave birth just two weeks ago today and the Lord saved my life along with the aid of the doctors when I bled out. I went natural too.

  • Caitlin | belong with wildflowers
    Posted at 13:31h, 22 July Reply

    “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.” — I haven’t heard this part of the Bible before, but it’s so beautiful. I love how straight-forward it is + how comforting it is. Whenever we are in a painful place, we should always remember that a new door is opening!

  • Elaina
    Posted at 13:45h, 22 July Reply

    What a beautiful promise!

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