Expecting to Be Expecting ttc infertility support group in due time blog dallas, tx

Expecting to Be Expecting

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“At what point do you give up?” or “How much longer are you willing to wait?”

I have been asked both of these questions several times. I’ve been told I am crazy for continuing to believe. I have been accused of being in denial.

The truth is I’m not just hoping we will one day conceive a miracle. I am not somewhat sure that it might happen to us. I’m not throwing up random prayers and crossing my fingers that they will get answered. Instead, it’s the opposite. When I think of our journey, what comes to mind is:

I’m expecting to be expecting.

I’m expecting God to fill my womb with life. I’m expecting to be pregnant. I’m expecting to be a mom to many children. I’m expecting a miracle to take place.

Isn’t that what scripture tells us to do? To call things as though they are even when they aren’t yet (Romans 4:17). To take God at His Word (Romans 4:18). To be confident that He will do what He has promised (Romans 4:21).

I’m not denying our circumstances. I’m not denying how long we have been waiting. I’m not denying the odds are stacked against us and that things in the natural look hopeless. I’m not denying any of it. What I am denying is for God’s Word to not have the final say in and over our situation. I refuse to trust anything over what He has spoken.

I think most people would assume that after a 7 year wait, the weariness kicks in and the less likely it is for us to still believe. But, I can tell you this, it is the exact opposite for us. Our expectancy, in fact, has grown. With each month that passes, we grow more and more expectant.

Romans 8:24-25, MSG, says, “That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

Each day that passes when a woman is pregnant, her belly grows bigger. And each day that passes, she becomes one day closer to meeting her baby. And just as Romans says, the joy builds in her as well.

I can’t think of a better analogy for our journey; it’s as though this verse was written for me. With each day that passes, the expectancy grows.

Now, I didn’t get to this place overnight. I have had to daily renew my mind with truth. I have had to daily remind myself of God’s promises over myself and my family. I have had to choose to worship when I didn’t feel like. I have had to speak declarations that look much different than my circumstances. I have to continually sow seeds even though I haven’t yet reaped a harvest. I have had to shut out all the negativity and doubt from those around me. And, I have had to take God at His Word and believe in fact, that He will fulfill every promise He has spoken.

What is it that you are waiting for and what are you expecting? I hope whatever it is, especially if it’s a baby, that you too are expecting to be expecting.

“I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!” Philippians 1:6

Because we don’t focus our attention on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen realm is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

“Then I will say to my soul, don’t be discouraged, don’t be disturbed, For I fully expect my Savior-God to break through for me. Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace.” Psalm 43:5

 

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6 Comments
  • Vicky
    Posted at 05:55h, 12 July Reply

    I cannot wait to see that belly grow with sweet babes!

  • SRC
    Posted at 08:36h, 12 July Reply

    I love that you are able to live with such joy as you persevere in a long wait. I am in year two of ttc and have some honest questions about where you and your husband have come to with expecting to be expecting:

    I see and love your high value on scripture. It’s something we have in common. Where it has lead me to is to evaluate and constantly strive for my ultimate hope to be in my salvation and the promise of new heaven and new earth with Jesus and not in the circumstances of if I have children or not. I’m hesitant to declare that I expect God to give me children because I don’t find anything in scripture that makes that promise to me. I do expect God to fill me with peace, joy, contentment, etc. as I look to him to fill voids and holes in my heart. I do recognize that nothing is impossible for God and that there are times in scripture that God told people they would have children and their faith in the waiting was commended. But I don’t see anything in scripture that tells me that we will or can expect to have children if we have enough expectant faith.

    Please know that my questions (or maybe just thoughts up for discussion?) are not meant to attack or discourage. They come from a place of honest brokenness and a deep desire to honor the Lord as we try to conceive. I also recognize that I may be condensing your years of walking through this with the Lord to a few succinct statements and they might not cover the depth and width of the theology you’re living out here. So please accept my apology if I’ve belittled or misrepresented something.

    I admire and appreciate your openness and all that’s you’ve done to serve and love on those in this community. I know God is pleased as you love those who are hurting.

  • Sarah Shepler
    Posted at 08:47h, 12 July Reply

    I have been following you for a few years now and it’s amazing how the Lord has spoken to me through you. I have been so encouraged and inspired on my journey with the Lord through you, as I also walk through this journey in expecting for motherhood. You have showed me what it looks like to faithfully walk this journey, and have reminded me of His truth. You are such an encouragement to continually renew my mind to His word. Thank you for your vulnerability, honesty and faith. It’s truly and inspiration!

  • Melissa Forster
    Posted at 09:14h, 12 July Reply

    Yes! Expecting with you!!

  • Yvette Gallinar
    Posted at 13:21h, 12 July Reply

    Such truth in this! Keep up the faith. Soon, you will see your promises fulfilled. Praying for you.

  • Abdou
    Posted at 06:47h, 17 July Reply

    Thanks a lot for your blog 🙂

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