Shows us the Power of God's Grace
Sometimes it feels overwhelming to want something so badly and yet have to wait so long for it.  Yet, everyday God gives us the strength to make it through another day.  "The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure." 1 Corinthians 10:13

We have to remember that if we are going through something, that means we can handle it because if we couldn't God wouldn't have us go through it.  And he gives us a way to endure (like the above scriptures).  When we feel like we can't make it anymore, God has more strength and grace to give us.  Just like God told Paul, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." And Paul responded to that with, "So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

If you believe that God has promised you a natural child without any fertility help, I encourage you to keep believing and trusting.  I am in no way against fertility treatments or adoption.  I think adoption is a wonderful alternative and a great model of how God adopted us into His family as His children.  The important thing is to listen to what God is telling you for your specific situation.  Whether it's to wait to conceive a child naturally, to start the adoption process or to seek fertility treatments, God's plan for each person is different and if you keep seeking Him and His will, He will make His plan known to you. 

Even with adoption and fertility treatments, you will still encounter waiting and trusting and God will grow you through those circumstances too.  I hope and pray that these scriptures comfort and encourage you if you are going through this situation and that you are able to share God's hope with others dealing with this as well.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

August 29, 2009


Cortni Marrazzo was born and raised in the Seattle area, but currently resides in Spokane, Washington with her husband Jason. Cortni has an Associate's Degree in Biblical Discipleship from Dominion College and she is passionate about helping others grow stronger in their walk with God through her writing and teaching. You can contact her at Cortni@essentialexcellence.com or visit her website at www.CortniMarrazzo.com.