We Won’t Give Up!
Another year. Another period.
The end of the year always seems to come across as the hardest, although I don’t know why that is other than I put some extra pressure on the last month of the year. I am reminding myself that a flipped calendar year means nothing in the Kingdom. How we view time and how the Father view time are just oh so different.
Either way, it’s another year that has passed and still no pregnancy. Another year of waiting. Another year of believing.
I could allow the fact that we have been waiting for 6.5+ years to create disappointment, hardness of heart, lack of faith or doubt, but you know what, I refuse. When I started my period yesterday I could have allowed it to steal my joy, but you know what, I didn’t. I could give up, but you know what, I won’t.
I won’t give up. We won’t give up.
No length of waiting changes the probability of God’s promises being true. His word is valid and true, whether the wait is 1 month or 10 years. His promises are “yes” and “amen” whether the impossibility scale is 20% or 100%.
This is why I refuse to think the chances of becoming a mom are any less possible than they when we started the journey out 6.5 years ago. As far as I am concerned, the longer we wait, the more we are gaining interest.
“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.” Romans 8:24-25, MSG
Waiting does not diminish us but instead, we are enlarged in the waiting! And the longer we wait? “The more joyful our expectancy.”
I also love Roman 4:18 which says, “Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfill it. He took God at his word, and as a result he became the father of many nations.”
Isn’t Romans 4 a powerful truth to cling to? It’s been a verse that I have stood on for 3+ years because I too can relate. The odds are stacked against us. The situation looks hopeless, but I will continue to believe the promise and expect God to fulfill it. I will continue to take God at his Word and as a result I know I will become a mother.
And one more to end with, my verse, “Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
I don’t know what journey you are on, what odds you are facing, how impossible your situation feels or how long you have been waiting, but please do not let giving up ever be an option! If you have grown weary and allowed your heart to become hard, seek healing. If you have believed the lie that the chances of your miracle happening have diminished because of the length of your wait, rebuke it. Join me in seeking the only option there really is, which is to continue to trust, believe and wait with expectancy that in due time your miracle and my miracle will come to pass.
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