When Your Reality Doesn’t Match The Truth

Have you ever realized that the Lord’s prayer says “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).” Why? Because God wants heaven’s kingdom to reign here on earth. But what happens when your current situation on earth is different than what the truth of God’s Word says?

For example, in the bible it says that none will be barren (Exodus 23:26). So why haven’t I had kids? In the bible it says “marriage is when two people are no longer two but one flesh. What God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matthew 19:6). So why is there divorce?

This list could go on and on and on again. So many people are living in realities that don’t line up with what God’s Word says. Which then gets confusing. If we are supposed to pray “on earth, as it is in heaven” then why don’t we always see the things of heaven here on earth? In other words, what happens when what you are going through doesn’t line up with what God’s Word says?

The gap between your current reality and the God’s Word is suffering. So what do you do? What do you do when you are going through infertility even though the Bible says none will be barren?

I first want to point out that suffering isn’t supposed to waste your time. It’s not supposed to tear you apart. In fact, it’s supposed to move your forward on your spiritual journey with Christ. Suffering is supposed to build perseverance, character and hope. Romans 5:3-5 says, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

So how do you handle your time of suffering? Matthew 17:20 says, “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  You must take a stance and remind your mountain in front of you what the truth says. Instead of settling for what the enemy wants or what your reality looks like, stand firm in what you know to be THE truth, God’s Word.

Will your reality change overnight? Maybe, but as in my case, not necessarily. For 5+ years I have been speaking to the mountain of infertility and it still hasn’t moved. But you know what has happened? My faith has grown. My relationship has deepened. My heart has been encouraged. My hope has been renewed.

Know that every time you speak to your mountain and it doesn’t move, the Lord is still doing something. Every command matters. Every prayer matters. Every ounce of hope that you have matters. It all matters

So are you going to let your reality, your trial and your suffering create hopelessness? Or are you going to take a stance, line your mind up with the truth and command the mountain in front of you to move, until you see it move?

I’m going to choose hope! I am going to choose to stand strong in what I know is THE truth until I see the truth manifest in my life. I am going to choose to command my mountain to move until it moves.

Keep reminding your reality of the truth until your reality becomes the truth. It might not happen overnight but the process of getting there doesn’t have to be a waste. It can be just as beautiful as the very truth you are waiting for.

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  • Delayedbutnotdeniedblog
    Posted at 09:35h, 28 June Reply

    I so needed this. I’m going to print this out and read it everyday. I especially liked paragraphs 4-7. This is ministering to me today. Thank you.

  • Ali
    Posted at 09:56h, 28 June Reply

    THIS! Amazing! Spot on. Thank you.

  • Delayedbutnotdeniedblog
    Posted at 10:29h, 28 June Reply

    I’m also reminded of the struggles of Joseph and Job before they got their kingdom promotions.

  • Lindsay Tankersley
    Posted at 12:37h, 28 June Reply

    I like the “on earth as it is in heaven”. I’ve never really thought about that in depth even though our ministers have gone into it in church sermons before. This is a serious question…does the Bible talk about what heaven is like? I know we get into that in Revelations, but that’s a hard book to grasp and I tend to shy away from it. We did a 3 week thing on it at church and I think there were times I tuned out…just not really understanding. I ask this because we all imagine heaven as people all being young and vibrant, and bouncing on clouds and you see your old relatives, but what if it’s not? I’m not saying I think any differently, but what if heaven and earth are the same or similar and what I mean is…what if there are different cities and types of housing. Do we all just live on a cloud? I know it’s a weird concept to think about. So maybe what we see is what we get so when we pray “on earth as it is in heaven”…maybe we are getting snippets of heaven.
    I don’t know. That’s dumb. That’s probably not even where you were going with this! haha!

    • Jennifer
      Posted at 14:11h, 19 June Reply

      You need to read ‘All Things New’. It’s a great eye opener on heaven and what Jesus promises us when the fullness of His Kingdom comes.

  • Elizabeth Carpenter
    Posted at 15:20h, 28 June Reply

    Yes! This is so what I needed to read today! Thank you for the reminder that our suffering produces perseverance, character, and (especially) hope!

  • Amber
    Posted at 16:59h, 28 June Reply

    Wow. Very good.

  • Terri
    Posted at 20:11h, 28 June Reply

    wow I have never thought of this tobe honest, I just say the words but now im thinking

  • Elle sees
    Posted at 07:24h, 29 June Reply

    I need just one mountain to move–I need a job soon and I will keep the faith that my praying will help that!

  • Susie Wilkens
    Posted at 09:06h, 29 June Reply

    Thank you for this! One of Satan’s biggest schemes is to whisper in the ear of Christ’s beloved
    “Doubt His Word” “Distrust His goodness” Don’t fall for it! His word is true and He is good all the time so anytime you think or believe the opposite you are listening to those whispers. I admire your faith, pray for that baby of yours and rejoice in the fulfillment of God’s promises to you!

  • Val Coleman
    Posted at 09:43h, 29 June Reply

    Instagram wouldn’t let me be great and post…So here it is sis!

    Thy will be done on earth…as it is in heaven”…When Jesus taught His disciples this prayer, they asked Him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:2-4 KJV)…We ought to give God glory for Who He is…Ask that His will be done on Earth (Lord it’s Your Will That we conceive and fill the earth with children that will glorify YOU) & give us what we need each day to meet our needs (Lord I need patience and assurance this day bc AF showed again and Your word is true, so we believe in spite of)…To forgive as we should also forgive others & to protect us from evil and temptations that surround us. I think your blog post is huge when you see the entire prayer for what it is. We always have to know that we live in a broken/fallen world. It IS Gods will that none shall be barren, but receiving that isn’t in our works, but in our faith and ability to be patient throughout this journey. To trust Him no matter how hard it get.

    We can try everything humanly possible and still nothing works because it requires Him to do it. Not just with infertility but all areas of life. I made the bulk of my bad financial decisions as a single mom who didn’t trust God to provide me and my baby’s daily bread. Thankfully He has restored that area of my life.

    My sister asked that same questions as she battled metastatic breast cancer. She passed Sept 24, 2016, but regardless of her question, she went from an atheist to a true believer (despite her illness) in Jesus and although she passed, her last conversation with me was-Nothing will keep me from Heaven – I give it all to God. His ultimate will is that None should perish 2Peter3:9.

    So my sister in Christ…We have to continue to trust Him no matter what we see…You know His will is for babies and that’s the beauty of your faith too! You know! You are Trusting Him! So just expect it to be done. It will be done for us here on earth!

    Never let anything obscure you from Who He Is and what His ultimate Will is for our lives and those around us! So sorry this is so long!!! Praying for you and all of us who are believing for babies and to live out His Will!

    You are already encouraging thousands of women and this my friend brings Our Father much Joy! How can this woman still glorify God after 5+ years with no babies? You answer that question each day you press on!

  • Erin
    Posted at 11:59h, 30 June Reply

    It took nearly five years and a lot of realigning myself with God but after I prayed Hannah’s prayer, I got off of the fertility meds & shots and decided I would just start living bing my life and not worrying about it. After all, if God can’t do it I can’t. Right? I had put it t so far in the back of my mind that I was actually near the end of my first trimester before I even knew I was pregnant. I truly feel that God just st wanted me to know it was Him, His timing.

  • Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes
    Posted at 12:25h, 30 June Reply

    It is when we allow Jesus to become our reality we find the truth and all the fruit of the Spirit. I struggled with infertility and lost a baby, but by trusting God and understanding my will and His will are two different things. What a gamut of emotions, but when I let go was when I received my greatest gift. Learning to be content in whatever state I was in ….God did bless me with a precious, beautiful daughter who lights up my life everyday. His will not my will…

  • Lo @ Mrs. Lo Tanner
    Posted at 15:36h, 30 June Reply

    “Know that every time you speak to your mountain and it doesn’t move, the Lord is still doing something.” That is so powerful! I love reading your posts! They seem to always have something for me in them.

  • Alice Mills
    Posted at 15:48h, 30 June Reply

    Perseverance is key just about everything. Love the post!

  • Kristi
    Posted at 17:51h, 30 June Reply

    Yes! God can grow us so much through our trials. He doesn’t waste time but finds ways to build our faith, if we let him!

  • Patricia
    Posted at 06:10h, 13 July Reply

    There is so much to gain in our suffering which goes against what makes earthly sense. Nonetheless, ‘His will be done’, and our growth and relationship strengthened!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 14:28h, 19 June Reply

    Caroline, this spoke to me in such a profound way and I thank you. I started commanding my mountain to MOVE, again. I don’t know where you’re at right now, but I prayed for God to get you pregnant as many times as you want until you have to ask him to stop (like Elijah prayed to stop the rain). Bless you and also remember Psalm 113:9 – “He settles the barren woman in her home, as a joyful mother to *her* children. Hallelujah!”. No Ishmael for you…only Isaac.

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