Come What May


I originally wrote this October 12, 2021 after the loss and grief of our third baby. At that time, we weren’t ready to share our story and so we waited. And now, prayerfully we are preparing for our fourth baby. We have experienced fear and complications already, but we are clinging to our Savior. Many friends, family and coworkers who have known are praying that if it is God’s will, that we will get to raise this little one come this November. We pray our hearts will be wholly leaning on God as we continue this journey. We believe that maybe a little bit of our story can be a blessing to you.

Sorrow. Grief. Pain.

These words have become more than words in our household. They seem as though they are unwanted guests that never understand when it’s time to leave. They eat up your time, your schedule, your physical strength. But, is there a time when these words are ever welcome?

At Gethsemane, we are in a garden. While His disciples rested, in sorrow, Jesus is burdened with what He is about to experience. He is about to suffer great physical agony and spiritual grief at the separation from His Father on the cross…alone. And yet, through blood, sweat and tears He submits to the Father by saying, “Not my will, but Yours be done.”

Jesus willingly welcomed these unwanted guests knowing that God would raise Him from the dead and we would be offered salvation through this most loving sacrifice.

Not only did Jesus welcome sorrow, grief and pain, He actually looked at what future they would bring. In Hebrews 12:2 says:

“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Did you read that? Jesus’ joy was our redemption.

Sorrow reveals what should be. Grief weeps and rest follows. Pain is momentary while joy is eternal.

As my husband and I mourn the loss of our three babies and experience (honestly, reserved) joy we feel for this new little one, we desire deeply to keep putting our eyes on Christ. We know so many who have experienced uncertainty, the loss of a child, a spouse, a job, or even a dream and we grieve with you. Most of all, we want to also point you to the one who is always good. God sees you, loves you, and has made a way for our broken world to be redeemed through His son, Jesus.

So, as we wait until that glorious day…and oh, I cannot wait for that day, “may it be, come what may, that I rest all my days, in the goodness of Jesus.”

Come you weary heart now to Jesus
Come you anxious soul now and see
There is perfect love and comfort in your tears
Rest here in His wondrous peace

Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus
Satisfied, He is all that I need
May it be, come what may, that I rest all my days
In the goodness of Jesus

Come find what this world cannot offer
Come and find your joy here complete
Taste the living water, never thirst again
Rest here in His wondrous peace

Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus
Satisfied, He is all that I need
May it be, come what may, that I rest all my days
In the goodness of Jesus

Come and find your hope now in Jesus
He is all He said He would be
Grace is overflowing from the Saviour’s heart
Rest here in His wondrous peace

Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus
Satisfied, He is all that I need
May it be, come what may, that I rest all my days
In the goodness of Jesus
Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus
Satisfied, He is all that I need
May it be, come what may, that I rest all my days
In the goodness of Jesus

May it be, come what may, that I rest all my days
In the goodness of Jesus

The Goodness of Jesus, CityAlight

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