Some people look at me like I am some sort of a super woman because I am about to give birth to our sixth child. I can assure you, I am far from a super woman. My grandmother on the other hand, now that is a super woman. She had 11 kids and to the best of my knowledge she had them all naturally.
Not I. Say what you will, but I tried once to “go natural.” I felt the pains and endured them for hours, only to end up breaking down and taking the epidural. The difference was like night and day. I went from horrible pains that were producing very little to no progress in my labor, to literally sleeping through intense, productive, labor and birthing a child almost entirely pain free. I have opted for an epidural with each of my deliveries. Like I said, no Super Woman here. I am weak and I grow weary and I enjoy the rest. I did suffer from some horrible headaches after one of my deliveries, most likely due to the epidural, but overall, still well worth the trade off.
I don’t write this to advocate epidurals or stir up some debate over natural vs. medicated labor- to each their own. I simply write it because I am nine months pregnant and lately, every evening, I am reminded of the pains of labor.
I try to toss and turn through “false” labor pain after pain and as I do I am reminded of a promise Jesus made to us. He said, “”Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Laboring in vain is painful. It causes you to lose sleep, become anxious and disappointed and it is entirely fruitless. Have you been there?
Have you been anxiously awaiting the “birth” of something in your own life? Have you “felt it” coming for some time, only to find that day after day, it still has not come? Are you growing weary from the labor?
I feel your pain tonight and I want to assure you of one thing- It will come.
Now you can opt to keep “feeling the pain” or you can opt for The Divine Epidural. You can opt forJesus Christ. You can confess that you are weak and tired and in desperate need of rest. You can call for Jesus, receive his peace and rest well, knowing that He is still working, your delivery is on the way, and there will be no headaches to follow its arrival, thanks to Him.
Laboring with you,