It seems more and more I am being contacted by women who are desperate for a child. Many have tried for years to have a baby, only to suffer month after month the disappointment of their dream. Some have tried the challenging route of in-vitro fertilization…suffering dashed hopes and financial loss. Several have tried adoption, only to be let down time after time by circumstances changing.
All the while their arms ache for a child.
Their hearts break.
I remind you of this for several reasons:
First, these families need our prayers.
Second, I am reminding you that many of the challenges we face with our children pale in comparison to having no children at all. Please be mindful of that. And as we go and hug our children today, say a prayer that these “mommies in waiting” would soon have their prayers answered and their homes filled with God’s greatest blessings…children.
Last, if you read this blog in the hopes that one day soon you will be able to share with us the excitement that you are having a baby, go out today and purchase some small baby item.
I know, I know…that hurts a bit.
But purchase it in faith.
Hook up what little faith you may feel you have at this time to receive the gift of a baby, to the One whose faith moves mountains, and endured the cross knowing it bought you eternity with Him. You see, it’s not about YOU having enough faith to receive a child, it’s about His perfect faith and the ability to give one. Believe in HIM, lean on HIM, and purchase that little baby item and tie around it a promise from His Word about receiving a gift from Him. Let that little item be a physical reminder to you that God is faithful, and He hears your cry and wants to give you the desire of your heart. I am believing with you. We all are.
And if I may be so bold as to share your story with us…I will announce with joy when I hear the good news that you have been given your heart’s desire!