Having come to this resolve, I began to speak God’s Word over my life, my body and my children. Yes, my children. I spoke life into the deadness of my situation. I searched the scriptures and found hope in the hearts of women who were barren, yet their fulfillment had come. I learned from Hannah that if I were honest with the Lord about my desire and prayed and only believed, the promise would come. From the Shunamite woman, I gleaned the principle of speaking the word in faith and watching it be performed right before your eyes. Finally, in the lives of Elizabeth and Mary, I witnessed the power of agreement and regained my belief that miracles do still happen. Gratefully, I believed again!

From that belief I gained strength to research my options – there are always options. If you or someone you love is battling any infertility issue, understand that there are viable solutions including the advancement of medical technology such as surgical procedures, medications as well as adoption. Adoption is of the Lord and saves the lives of children around the world. You choose what is right and best for you and your family.

The Bible says in Proverbs 13:12 (NLT),

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.

If you are going through this type of situation, remember that God’s joy provides us with the strength to endure hard times and with peace which allows us to rest in His plans and trust His timing for our lives. Surround yourself with people of faith and step out of the ashes of gloom and despair, shame and confusion, to receive life and hope from the Lord. Make the exchange. Submit all of your desires to God’s will and wait patiently in faith on Him to provide the fulfillment of everything He has promised. Then watch all your dreams come true!

Cass and her husband Jeff serve as Associate Pastors of Living Way Church in Stockbridge, GA. She has a master’s degree in Psychology/Counseling and is licensed as a Christian Counselor in the State of Georgia. Cass is Women’s Ministry Director and speaks into the lives of women around the country. Jeff and Cass are still believing for the promise.

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First published in The Mother’s Heart magazine, an encouraging publication for mothers with hearts in their homes. Visit their website at: www.The-Mothers-Heart.com.