Mother’s Day and Infertility

mother's day infertilityMother’s Day and infertility–they just don’t seem to go together. If you’re in the throes of infertility, is this a difficult time for you?

I remember some years ago when I dreaded Mother’s Day because I was struggling with infertility and it was difficult to get through that Day without feeling inadequate. Despite all the “trying” my husband and I had been doing, nothing was working and I felt like so out-of-place on that Day.

I wanted to experience pregnancy and it seemed that I couldn’t.

I wanted to watch my tummy grow and it seemed like that could very possibly be impossible.

I wanted to feel the baby kicking and moving inside of me and it seemed that I wouldn’t.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With infertility, the finite disappointment rolls around on a monthly basis, but don’t allow it to make you lose hope in Jesus’ for love you. Don’t let the doctor’s diagnosis make you lose hope for having a child. There’s a spiritual enemy, the devil, that would love for you to give up on Jesus–don’t let him win. Hope is what gets us through the tough times. I overcame infertility because I did not lose hope…I did not give up on God promises.

Reinforce your hope this week by digging more deeply into God’s promises of fertility. Let them give you courage to rest in His unfailing integrity, His covenantal willingness, and His omnipotent strength. Placing our hope in Jesus is the only sure thing. He desires to be our anchor, especially in times of raging storms.

“We have this HOPE as an anchor for the soul.” ~ Hebrews 6:19

Stay in the Word this week…allow Jesus’ love to speak to you through it. Need some suggestions for some applicable verses to read? Check out the appendix in my fertility devotional, A Seed of Hope: God’s Promises of Fertility for lots of encouraging passages.

How will you cope with Mother’s Day 2015? Please share with us your ways of maintaining hope!

 

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6 thoughts on “Mother’s Day and Infertility

    1. Trish, I’m glad you found this helpful. Praying that you’ll find inventive ways to get through Mother’s Day with a smile on your face and in your heart. Thanks for blessing me! 🙂

  1. Thank you for the encouraging Words. Yes Jesus loves and us wants us to trust Him 100%. God’s promises are guaranteed. Happy Mother’s Day to you. Happy another’s day to all the Moms to be including me. Thank You Jesus! God bless you Sis.

    1. Jackie, thank you for blessing me. It’s always good to know that something I’ve shared has helped someone else. You are absolutely right—God’s promises are guaranteed in Jesus. He said so in 2 Corinthians 1:20. Keep your hope alive!

  2. Thank you for the encouraging us with The Word. The Bible tells us to pray and believe, so that is what i will do on Mothersday. Pray for all my sister and myself. These 4,5 years have been long and painfull and so much more. But still one thing is standing strong, The promises of the Lord! Nothing is to hard for Him.

    1. Monique, you’re welcome! I wish I could wave a magic wand and instantly change your circumstances and ease your pain. But I know that the One who can change your circumstances and ease your pain is definitely willing to do just that. He needs no magic wand to do so. He has already accomplished everything for you through Jesus’ finished work on the cross. Keep trusting Him and believing in His promises.

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