Fear during pregnancy – A popular weapon the enemy uses against us. 

During pregnancy, fear and anxiety can be quite overwhelming, creating a thick shadow of darkness which controls our every move and thought. This is especially true for women who fall pregnant after enduring a previous loss or who fall pregnant after years of trying to conceive. When you discover you are expecting, you may find yourself constantly fighting a war – wanting to rejoice with elation about your pregnancy, to celebrate it and embrace it but whilst also being paralyzed by the waiting and unknown as a result of your past experiences. 

Oh how I understand that war well! I was in the same position when I finally fell pregnant with my son, after two miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. Due to my past experience of bleeding during my previous pregnancies, I suddenly developed a fear to pee I was so scared I would discover I was  bleeding.  Whenever it was time to pee, my heart would race with fear. 

During my pregnancy, I prayed to God to protect me from unnecessary fear and anxiety. The best way I knew to fight my pregnancy fear was with the Word of God. Soaking the Word in, over and over, and also praying the Word out loud.  Soon, the Word became so familiar that it replaced the fear I had previously battled against. 

God’s Word says 

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” – 1 John 4:18.

In fact, the Bible says that, “God is love.” So, when you’re afraid, this fear is not from God — because there is no fear in love, and God is love…oh the power of God’s Word!

Suddenly my fears, anxieties and negative thoughts started to diminish to the point where they no longer existed. We are all human and far from perfect. So, while we may sometimes feel afraid, the most important thing to remember is that fear no longer controls us. We may not be in control, but we can trust the One who is. We may not know the future, but we can know the God who does. Trust Him…no matter what you’ve gone through in your past.

 

The following is a list of scriptures on fear. Print it. Stick on your wall, your bedside table. Carry it around with you and use it when fear is creeping in. To fight the fear of the unknown, counteract it with faith based on the known – the known will of God.

 

7 Comments

  • Mrs Benson Posted October 27, 2015 8:14 am

    Thank you soon much for this inspirational message,can really relate to this because I have gone through exact things and it’s not easy, but Jehovah being soo good he finally blessed me with another bundle of joy and due very soon. God bless you and strength women going through such fear and anxiety

  • Sandra Posted November 3, 2015 8:44 am

    Thank you so much for this.

  • cec Posted November 5, 2015 8:04 am

    Thanks Maky and God bless you.

  • RACHEAL SEGAWA Posted March 24, 2016 2:44 pm

    Hi, thank you very much for your encouraging blog.. it has really helped me with this journey. I am also facing and fighting the demons of fear. Mine is rather odd, while most people fear that they will not fall pregnant. me am afraid of falling pregnant. Iam married and i look forward to having 4 children but am so afraid to just begin. I keep thinking what if am a bad mother, or have a bad pregnancy or worse die in child birth..

  • Efe Posted July 14, 2016 12:28 pm

    I woke up this morning with so much fear and concern. I should be happy that I’ve conceived yet again after two miscarriages within the space of five months. Buy fear wouldn’t let enjoy the moment. I’ve been on your blog all morning and I’ve been generously inspired and blessed. God bless u so very much indeed

  • God’s child Posted June 3, 2017 2:43 am

    I’m 6 weeks pregnant with my first one. Noticed brown discharge and I’m really worried… Need your prayers guys. God has given me a greatest gift of love! But I’m nervous. I trust and believe in Him that nothing will happen to this gift from Him. But still in fear…

  • Lorraine Posted July 9, 2017 6:50 am

    Thank you! I REALLY needed this reminder of Gods goodnesssband faithfulness to me and my baby. Thank you!!

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