Whether you want your baby or not, God loves him or her, and he loves you. God can turn your Plan B into his Plan A, and make it better than your plans. Keep your baby, if you have an unplanned pregnancy.
Here are wonderful Bible verses that explain God’s divine plan for your baby, whether he was unplanned or planned, defects or not.
These verses are spiritual sonograms or how God sees your baby.
Are you ready for a brand-new perspective?
Bible verses to take to heart
1. Like a sculptor, God is forming your baby.
Your baby is a living soul. Here is what King David says about himself and his relationship with God, even from conception to birth:
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Those verses say your baby is quite a creation! God knows him or her inside out. He knows every forming bone. God is watching him or her grow, like an open book. He or she is growing in all the stages of life, from conception to birth. “The days of my life all prepared before I had lived one day.”
This divine plan for your baby’s life is confirmed in Jeremiah, the weeping, humble prophet.
2. God has a good and important plan for your baby’s life.
Here is what he says about the prophet Jeremiah, who shook the nations and wept over them (that’s why he’s called the “weeping” prophet):
“Before I shaped you in the womb,
I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day,
I had holy plans for you:
A prophet to the nations—
that’s what I had in mind for you.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
So God knew Jeremiah before God formed him in the womb. He called Jeremiah. God is calling your baby to great things. He has holy plans for him or her.
3. God can use your baby to create nations or to make this nation great or to make your own dynasty—a divine legacy—his legacy.
Here are Jacob and Esau, two sons of Isaac and Rebecca, wrestling in the womb. God explains why they’re wrestling.
But the children tumbled and kicked inside her so much that she said, “If this is the way it’s going to be, why go on living?” She went to God to find out what was going on. God told her,
Two nations are in your womb,
two peoples butting heads while still in your body.
One people will overpower the other,
and the older will serve the younger.
When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. (Genesis 25:21-24)
Thus, two nations were fighting in Rebecca’s womb. Your kicking baby has a divine plan.
4. Your baby in the womb can be filled with the joy of God.
This is a description of John the Baptist in the womb, leaping for joy, when Mary, the mother of Jesus, greeted both Elizabeth and baby John.
Mary didn’t waste a minute. She got up and traveled to a town in Judah in the hill country, straight to Zachariah’s house, and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby in her womb leaped. She was filled with the Holy Spirit, and sang out exuberantly,
You’re so blessed among women,
and the babe in your womb, also blessed!
And why am I so blessed that
the mother of my Lord visits me?
The moment the sound of your
greeting entered my ears,
The babe in my womb
skipped like a lamb for sheer joy.
Blessed woman, who believed what God said,
believed every word would come true! (Luke 1:39-44)
Did you read how your baby can be blessed in the womb? You can be blessed, as well, as you carry him or her to full term and give birth.
You can be filled with the Spirit right now (see no. six, below).
Quick Q & A:
1. How can I be blessed and filled with the Spirit when I messed up and got pregnant out of wedlock?
You are a prime candidate for God’s blessing and Spirit. He specializes in redeeming people who mess up and miss out. He can turn your Plan B into his Plan A—his new and better plan.
2. How can my baby be blessed and have a divine plan, when I messed up?
The answer to this question is the same as the first. God specializes in taking Plan B and turning it into his Plan A.
3. I got an abortion. Does God still love me? Does he still have a plan for my life?
Yes, he does. The answer here is the same as the ones in the first two questions. He specializes in redeeming people who mess up and miss out. He loves you and has a new plan for your life.
Here are some great verses for you:
I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (Jeremiah 29:10-11)
Here’s the best news of all:
Eventually, when it is your turn to go to heaven after you die, you will see your baby and heaven, and the reunion will be spectacular. He will cause all memories of your past and the baby’s past to be expunged and forgotten.
No more guilt and shame Up There.
And no guilt and shame down here. Redemption today means you move forward and move on in him.
4. I don’t have the money or family to help me out. How can I carry my baby to full term?
There are plenty of organizations to help you out. Contact them. Just google prolife organizations.
5. What if my baby has a birth defect? Should I abort?
You need to join a church who knows how to pray with you. They can help and guide you.
But I urge you not to abort if your baby has Down ’s syndrome. Your baby can still live a God-filled life.
God can work miracles.
Get the long range view. After you live out your life down here, you will be together for eternity with your perfectly formed baby in heaven. It will be great!
6. How do I experience this redemption and blessing and be filled with the Spirit?
All you have to do is ask for God’s forgiveness, and pray to receive Christ into your life. Say these words: “Lord, I messed up and missed out. Come into my life by your Spirit and change me from the inside out. I give you my entire life. Make a new plan for me.”
Then he can lead you down his new path, his new plan.
Here are some verses you can read aloud or from the heart that will guide in giving your life to God through Christ:
Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!”
Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help.” (Romans 10:9-13)
Always remember God loves you and wants to know your personally and redeem you.
Redemption means he takes you out of your condemned state (think of a condemned house) and makes you fit for his purposes. He repairs your life.
Written by James Malcolm
The verses used here are from the Message Bible. If you want to read different versions, please go to Biblegateway.com.