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Our God Can – A Journey Through Infertility

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I don’t usually write about infertility.

Too deep. Too private. Too dark. Too hard.

But then I sit with someone who has shared their journey and I’m comforted. Through their brokenness and their pain, I find hope and encouragement. And I realize that’s thing with the Body of Christ . . . we’re meant to share our stories with one another in order to encourage one another. We’re meant to enter into each other’s pain to help “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) God does not waste pain. No matter the circumstance.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

If anything, being real and honest in our pain and weakness gives the LORD even more room to shine through us.

I realize that’s thing with the Body of Christ . . . we’re meant to share our stories with one another

So . . .Go ahead LORD Jesus. Shine through. We have been on this journey for 2 1/2 of years of trying, hoping, waiting, and longing to have a baby. We went to doctors hoping to hear good news about our chances of getting pregnant . . .We were told we have a 1-2% chance of conceiving. We did more tests. We were hoping that everything is working properly and I found out I have:

Endometriosis

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Blocked Tubes

Hormone Imbalance

Tilted Uterus

And I don’t ovulate often

So . . . not one or two things to work through, but A LOT. The odds and complications are stacked against us. As I wrote this all down I thought WOW . . .

God does not waste pain. No matter what the circumstance.

You would God. You would let me see all that is “wrong” with me, you would show me how broken and weak I am, only to show YOU ARE STRONG. Only to prove YOU are the God who is SUPERnatural.

You are the God who is beyond circumstance. You are the God who created the Universe. You are the God who parted the Red Sea. You are the God sustained the Israelites for 40 years in the desert. You are the God who comforted Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Hannah in their longing for a child. You are the God who blessed their wombs. You are the God who created me and formed me in my mother’s womb. And I long for the day to say YOU ARE THE GOD who worked through ALL of this, to bless my womb. So I say . . . GO AHEAD GOD. BLOW OUR MINDS.

I know that OUR GOD CAN.

I know that you have a plan for our family, and whatever that may be, I trust that YOUR way and YOUR plan is better than mine. Should this journey end next month, next year, or different than we think . . . I trust YOUR way and YOUR plan. And I wait expectantly in HOPE and excitement seeing what you have planned for us.

Editors Note: This article was originally posted on Melissa’s blog HERE.

 

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Melissa Danisi

About

Melissa Danisi is the Co-Founder of Self Talk the Gospel and serves at The Well Community Church, encouraging and equipping women by teaching God’s word and shepherding leaders. Her greatest passion is to see women walk in the freedom of the Gospel and grow in their love of Jesus through the study of Scripture, which led to writing bible studies on Ephesians, Philippians, Sermon on the Mount, Spiritual Disciplines, and most recently Genesis. She recently received her Master’s Degree in “Pastoral Care to Women” from Western Seminary and has been married to her very Italian husband since 2006.


  • Beth Nicoletto

    Wow. What an encouragement to me and to others. Thank you for your bravery! May His name be praised in seasons of plenty and want! I LOVE YOU!!

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