First off, no, this is not a pregnancy announcement-although I wish it was! (Just had to get that out of the way before people start congratulating us!)
Definition of barren: Of land, too poor to produce any or much vegetation. Synonyms: Unproductive, unfruitful, sterile, desert Of woman: Unable to have children, childless, sterile. Showing no results, unproductive. Of a place or building: Bleak and lifeless. Empty of meaning and value, pointless, futile, worthless, valueless.
Isn't that awful? And yet, that was how the first few years of infertility felt for me. It rocked me to my core. It made me question everything. And yet looking back now, it drew me closer to God than anything else ever has. Without it I would have missed some precious things-such as spending aton of time with my dear nieces and nephews. I have no doubt that if I had been able to have a baby when I wanted, I wouldn't have had the time to teach them school and form a very special bond with them. I wouldn…
Blessings: God's favor and protection. A beneficial thing for which you are grateful for; something that brings well being.
Why is it so much easier to focus on what we lack than what we are blessed with? Just because you don't have that one thing you need or want doesn't make you bereft of blessings! Learn to focus on the good and leave the hurt, the lacking and the painful at Jesus' feet.
Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God has done! Count your blessings, name them one by one, *Count your many blessings, see what God has done. [*And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.]
ANGER God, how could you do this to me? You know the deepest desire of my heart and you just want to hurt me!
BARGAINING God, I'll do ANYTHING for you, just give me a baby!
DEPRESSION I'm never going to be a mom. God has forgotten about me. Is there anything worth living for?
ACCEPTANCE God, whatever your plan is for my life- it's alright. I know you love me and I just want to serve you.
And I have found a sixth stage in my personal life- HOPE! Hope in the future and trust in my almighty and powerful God. He is the God of the impossible. He gave Sarah (Genesis 18:10-14) a child when she was an old woman, blessed Hannah with children after many years of waiting and He is able to do that for me- if He so chooses.
"Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son." Genesis 18:14
I thank God that I am able to enter into true rejoicing now whe…