There is so much to worry about while you are pregnant. It’s easy to fall into the trap of fear and anxiety because there are so many unknowns. No matter what trimester you are in, it’s important to learn how to trust God during pregnancy so you can enjoy this precious gift He has given you.
I hope you know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Every mother worries about their unborn baby at one time or another during their pregnancy.
If I’m being honest, I spent most of my first pregnancy in paralyzing fear and wasn’t able to enjoy it until I was well into my second trimester.
This can feel confusing and a bit overwhelming, especially if you’ve had a strong relationship with the Lord before pregnancy. I hope this post helps you to start trusting God during your pregnancy and know that you are not alone.
How to Trust God during Pregnancy
I can’t just tell you how to start trusting God during pregnancy, without sharing a bit of my story. So you will find this post is intertwined with real advice on how to let go of your worries and trust the Lord.
1. Notice What Triggers you
What is causing you to worry? Has someone close to you miscarried? Or had a traumatic birth? These are just two of the most common triggers for pregnant women.
During my first trimester, I was in a constant state of worry over miscarriage. To most people, they didn’t understand why since I had never experienced one. But, my cousin had one just a few months prior and this caused me to be on edge.
Once I realized that this was my trigger, I found that THIS was how the devil was distracting me from focusing on the blessing God had given me. This leads me to my next point….
2. Triggers are Distractions from God
One thing I know for sure is that the devil loves to hold our attention. Worry can become addictive, which is just his way to keep us from having a close relationship with the Lord.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anything to come between God and I. When I realized this, it helped me put into perspective that my worries probably weren’t real.
3. Know that He Loves this Baby (more than you do)
I will never forget the moment that my husband looked at me and said “you know that God loves this child more than you do, right?” Of course, I blurted out, “NO!”
This moment helped me to trust the Lord during my pregnancy. If He loves this baby MORE than I ever will, He will do what is best. I can not control what happens in my children’s lives, but I can trust that He loves them and has a perfect plan for their life.
4. Understand He Loves You No. Matter. What.
Once you come to the understanding that God loves your child infinitely more than you do, you may begin to wonder what about me?
During the first trimester, I remember thinking:
“Lord, if you love this baby and you want what is best for their life, I know that could mean calling them home to heaven. That doesn’t feel like you are thinking or caring about me!!”
What a selfish thought… I know.
But this conversation I had with God, lead me to remember that I am loved just as much as my baby. WHATEVER… the outcome of this pregnancy… it’s meant to bring glory to Him… it’s what’s best for me… and done out of love…… because He LOVES me.
5. Let Go of Our Plans
This has to be the HARDEST thing to do when you are pregnant. We are so excited to become a mom and so scared about being one all at the same time.
Sometimes we get caught up trying to keep up with the jones’ and we forget that this may not be what God wants for us. And even more than that, it may not be what is best for us.
Try to lay your plans down at His feet and believe that He will provide exactly what you need.
6. Don’t Give God a Time Table
This is along the same lines as letting go of our plans, but we shouldn’t give God a timetable. This not only makes us feel is if God isn’t hearing us, but it also causes us to withdraw from Him.
There have been many times where I’ve given God a timetable and I quickly realized that this was me only trusting in myself. I wasn’t truly laying my burdens down at his feet.
I actually learned this from one of my favorite blogs by Sunshyne Gray, you can read her entire article here about how to trust God more.
7. Journal it Out
Now that you’ve begun to process everything, it’s important to journal it out. I like to use my notebook as prayer. It truly helps me to get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on along with giving me the space to feel like the Lord is listening.
Sometimes when I pray internally, I find myself rambling which can feel really selfish. My time spent with the Lord is of course to bring my concerns, but to also praise and thank Him! Prayer journaling helps me to stay focused!
8. Read The Bible
More often than night, my thoughts are led astray when I’m not consistently reading His word. When you know that you NEED to trust the Lord, start by reading verses that remind you of who He is!!
I also have a bunch of blog posts on Bible Verses that are related to pregnancy, you can check them out here:
- 37 Helpful Bible Verses for Pregnancy
- 10 Bible Verses for Pregnancy Complications
- Best Bible Verses for Labor + Delivery
- 10 Bible Verses for Babies in the Womb
9. Read Pregnancy Devotionals
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I struggled to find a devotional that had a good balance between strengthening my relationship with God and focusing on this baby. That’s why I ended up writing a 40 Week Pregnancy devotional for moms like you!
I know how hard it is to stay positive throughout your entire pregnancy. My hope is that you will find peace and stillness in the Lord. That you would learn to lean into Him as your strength throughout this entire journey!
No matter what you are going through, these feelings and thoughts are probably normal. But, that doesn’t mean we need to accept them. It’s our job to learn how to trust God during pregnancy, so we can have a stronger and more intimate relationship with Him.
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