God Will Fill the Missing Piece
Hannah prayed. God opened her womb and blessed her with children. That was God’s plan for Hannah. It was not God’s plan for me. It was heartbreaking, but looking back, it was a good plan, it was His plan, and God knew best. As time passed, God gave me clarity and I began to see that His hand had been working through it all. It was difficult, but God slowly calmed the storm inside and began to heal me from within. But even with that healing, I still had a baby-sized void in my life that needed filling. God knew.
God used several things to fill that need and the void that I carried. I was able to spend a great deal of time with my baby niece and nephews, doing the fun things that we do with children. He filled it with allowing me to minister to orphans and homeless children and giving me a job working with children who have special needs. God saw, God understood and He saw the future.
Today, I am married to a man with two wonderful children and we – yes, we – have six wonderful grandbabies. God saw my heart and He filled the void, as He saw fit. I see life from a much clearer vantage point now and have learned many lessons about the struggle of infertility along the way. Looking back, I believe the steps that helped me the most while seeking God in a challenge such as infertility are to:
- Pour out your petition before God, knowing that He hears your prayer
- Ask Him for strength in the journey and patience as He works
- Hold strong to your faith, knowing that He is able
- Ask for wisdom and guidance in how you walk through the challenge before you
- Listen intently for His voice and follow His instructions fully
- Then rest in His sovereign wisdom, giving glory to God because He watches over you and because He knows best.
God knows the pain of barrenness. Believe in the God of 1 Samuel 1:27, because He is able to completely answer the prayer for a child, but you must trust in His answer, because He is sovereign, faithful and He knows best.
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