Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”
A couple of nights ago, I spent about 2 hours texting back and forth with a precious friend. Her heart is breaking because she is struggling with a season of infertility. I tried to text all of the right words: God’s timing. Don’t try so hard. Honey, you can’t control everything (she is a very organized, detail oriented planning/control freak). Don’t make this a job. Everything will happen when it’s supposed to. You have so much; a new job, a beautiful child, a husband who loves you…. As I was trying to encourage her, I also made sure to be very sympathetic to her heartbreak.
It’s very hard for me to understand why people who don’t even want a child can have one every year, while others spend year after year longing for a baby. I also have a hard time understanding why there are so many neglected and abused children who are in such sad homes, hungry and unloved, when there are loving homes just waiting to be filled. Our system for adoption is so broken, but that is a topic for another day.
As I was searching for verses to fit this blog post, I was overwhelmed with the ones that say, “ask, believe, and you get it”. Hmmmm...There goes that doubt again. God doesn’t always answer our prayers in the way that we think that He should. That’s when faith comes in. That’s when we have to surrender our “wants” to His “will”, I guess.
God, I know we are never to question You. You have a plan and a purpose. You have wisdom beyond our comprehension. Today, I pray that you will comfort the hearts of so many families who are struggling with the reality of infertility. Give them comfort. Give them peace. Give them hope. Give them faith to trust You in their struggle and heartbreak, so that Your will is done in their lives.