Forgetting What is Behind Part 1

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13, 14

 Pregnancy includes months of preparation for your baby from taking childbirth classes to decorating the nursery. My job as a Certified Baby Planner is to assist expectant parents in all aspects of getting ready for their baby. However, as a Christian and a mother, I know that the most important place to start in your parenting journey is letting go of past guilt, heartaches, and fears that can keep you from fully enjoying the gift of life you are carrying.

To fully enjoy the baby you are expecting, let go of past guilt that Satan is using to steal your joy. Many times we are being weighed down by guilt that we don’t realize still has a hold on us. Acknowledging sin and repenting is a principal of the Christian faith that we must follow. However, rehashing past discretions that have been forgiven by God is not. That is a tool from the pit of Hell to keep you from drawing near to a loving Father.

22% of all pregnancies, (excluding miscarriage), end in abortion in the United States. Those odds tell me that some readers will have had an abortion before this pregnancy. Although abortion is not honorable to God, He can forgive any sin and truly heal you from the inside out where you will not be held captive by shame any longer. Jesus died to cover every sin that you and I will ever commit.  Pray to the Father with confession, “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’ and you forgave the guilt of my sin.” Psalm 32:5.

If you have repented and are still struggling, seek help. There are wonderful ministries for post-abortion counseling. If you don’t feel comfortable meeting in person, there are even online options. I volunteer at Westside Pregnancy Clinic here in Los Angeles and their Abortion Recovery Program offers online counseling from anywhere in the country. www.wpclinic.org

It is my personal belief that every lost baby is with our Father and is taken care of in a more beautiful way than we can imagine.

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