Someone pointed out to me the other day, the real trouble with infertility is you are walking around with a broken heart. No matter how much you are dying inside for the precious blessing of a child, you cannot make one appear.
And the more I thought about it, the more I realized we are in mourning.
Mourning for the life you planned out for yourself…and don’t have.
Mourning for the child you want to hold…and can’t.
Mourning for someone to be calling you “Mommy” or “Daddy”… who isn’t there.
Isaiah 61:33 To all who mourn in Israel,[a]
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
Psalm 30:1111 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
The beautiful news is that our mourning can be replaced with the joy of the Lord! We aren’t equipped to “get through this” on our own, and we aren’t supposed to! Call on Him to help you through your mourning, your grief, your pity, your sadness.
Luke 11:9-10“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
For, as Hillsong sings in the song above:
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall, ’cause He’ll move Heaven and Earth to come rescue me when I call.
God is good, folks. He will pull you through. We just have to let Him.
Prayers for tomorrow, please.
We love you.