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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