For some couples, trying to conceive feels like a war that stretches on for months and years.
Like all battles, it can leave us questioning God's plan and God's goodness and deceive us into forgetting God's unconditional love or that were made in the image of the Creator of the Universe.
Last week, I had the privilege of praying for a woman that had just received bad news from the doctor. The doctor coldly relayed that her uterus was filled with endometriosis and polyps, and conception wouldn't be likely.
Those piercing words can burden us and become shackles that bind our hope. The Bible records barrenness seven times, in Re:Birth, we cover the triumph of Abraham and Sarah. Though Sarah was well passed childbearing age, God chose her barren womb to plant the seed of a nation in. That seed would blossom into a lineage that would pave the way for our own healing and salvation. Jesus was born into the world and comes into our hearts to set things right. He makes the barren woman sing for joy (Ps. 113:9).
[By the way... the woman we prayed for had a follow up ultrasound this week, and her uterus was clear of polyps and fibroids... praise God!]
If you're struggling with bad news, disappointment, or weariness, remember:
Your body might be broken, but Jesus perfect flesh was pierced for yours.
Life might feel like an uphill battle, but Jesus came to bring life and life more abundantly.
Hope may be far, but God is still the author and the finisher of your story.
You might have made mistakes, but He still works all things together for His good.
Don't grow weary, and more importantly, don't let anything rock your identity in God. You're His child, in His image, created for His purpose and equipped to carry it out.
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Is a wife, mother of four, author of Re:Birth, and lover of afternoon naps.