100% Success Rate

I am not a big fan of statistics. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes there is a time and place, but when it comes to the medical community, I just don’t like them.

Because God is so much bigger than a statistic.
Fertility issues aren’t new to the 21st century. In fact, infertility is talked about all throughout the bible. One of my favorite stories ever is the of Abraham and Sarah. But, they aren’t the only couple that suffered. This is a very, very quick summary, but here are examples of couples in the bible who went through infertility:
  • Abraham & Sarah – Isaac
  • Isaac & Rebekah – Twins
  • Rachel & Jacob – Joseph and Benjamin
  • Manoah & Wife – Samson
  • Elkanah & Hanna – Samuel + 5 more
  • Shunammite woman & Husband – son
  • Elizabeth & Zechariah – John the Baptist
If you read these stories in scripture, each one is different. Some come with much more details than others, but they all have something in common. God performed a miracle and opened up each and every womb.
Every couple who was barren went on to have a child. Every one.
100% success rate.
God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is no respecter of persons and he is still performing miracles each and every day, including opening wombs. So, what statistics are you going to believe today? It’s up to you, but I am going to trust the 100% stat because I know that absolutely nothing is impossible with God! 
 100% Success Rate

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  • Stephanie S.
    Posted at 08:09h, 05 October Reply

    I love your posts and so appreciate and admire your hope and belief. I really don’t intend this to be rude or start an argument, I’m just honestly wondering… how do you reconcile the 100% stat in the Bible with the reality that there are couples on earth who never conceive. Even those who believe truly and deeply, are devout worshipers, etc. There is no 100% stat on earth today. Just wondering how you grapple with that mentally.

    • Kristy
      Posted at 16:14h, 05 October Reply

      I understand this to mean that if God wills it for you than He is 100% able to make it happen. It doesn’t mean that just because you are devout and have faith that what you want will happen. That’s where hope comes in…hoping and waiting for what may come. Those biblical accounts are there to show He can do what the world would deem impossible. Scripture also gives accounts of other things that dont turn out in the way a person would like, but then goes on to show what blessings come out of the situation. I am a believer as well and have struggled with infertility. It’s not a matter of can He, it’s a matter of will He. As a Christian it is something that is hard to explain…we just have to trust that He knows best no matter what we wish for our lives and that includes His timing and His plan.

      • Sarah
        Posted at 22:04h, 06 October Reply

        Kristy , this is such a great explanation ! I am just no so sure that what you describe so beautifully is what “in due time” is saying. I respect her faith but it seems like she is just waiting for the promise of a child. Scripture never promises everyone a child. I know couples in their late 50’s who decided not to pursue treatment for their infertility and they are childless today. One thing I have never heard “in due time” say is that I if it isGod’s Will – we will remain childless. This could be God’s Will for them. Again, I respect her faith but preaching that God will fulfill your desires if I wait and trust in him is just not found in scripture.

        • Caroline
          Posted at 09:55h, 07 October Reply

          I disagree, but thanks for sharing your perspective!

          • Sarah
            Posted at 11:01h, 07 October

            I am just wondering if you could answer Stephanie S question? What you really are spreading here is the prosperity gospel. If “I” just wait, If “I” just have enough faith. Of course God can do anything. That is not in question but He might choose not to give a baby to infertile couples and His no has nothing to do with the amount of faith a person has. God’s grace and mercy in our lives is all about Him. He does not need you to display His power or grace. He might choose to use you, but He doesn’t need you. So to think that He is going to use your story to display His power is extremely “I” centered. I would love to hear you say that God might choose not to give us a baby, and we would be content with God’s Will in our life. That would be a real testimony to God’s power and strength in your life.

          • Caroline
            Posted at 11:15h, 07 October

            I replied to both of you via email! Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by.

      • Caroline
        Posted at 09:55h, 07 October Reply

        Amen girl!!!!

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 08:20h, 05 October Reply

    This is so weird – I was just cleaning out my desk and found the scripture: “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it (Numbers 23:19)?”

    I guess I really needed to be reminded of that today…just like He spoke our world into existence, His Word is still the same today and NEVER changes. Praise God!

  • Halie
    Posted at 09:47h, 05 October Reply

    I needed this one so bad today!!!! 🙂

  • Kristy
    Posted at 16:03h, 05 October Reply

    I can’t shout a big enough AMEN for the truth in this.

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:52h, 06 October Reply

    Amen… Dont put God in a box. With him ALL Things are possible.

  • Tedi
    Posted at 17:09h, 06 October Reply

    I never thought of it that way. Thanks for sharing! Trust in God.

  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 20:28h, 06 October Reply

    That is a great reminder about the infertile couples in the Bible!

  • Jenn
    Posted at 07:35h, 07 October Reply

    I agree with others that saying 100% is a misleading statistic. It is 100% for those infertile couples listed in the Bible, but I cant believe that they were the only infertile couples throughout history indicating that there were and have been several couples who remain infertile. I think everyone should pursue what they believe God is leading them too, but blanket statements like this can be discouraging because it implies that if you dont have a baby, you dont have faith. As someone who has experienced infertility for the past five years, I cringe at this type of interpretation. While hope may be beneficial like water, hope deferred can be devastating like a flood.

    • Caroline
      Posted at 09:56h, 07 October Reply

      Jenn, I think it’s healthy that we agree to disagree. Thanks for sharing your perspective 🙂

      • Jenn
        Posted at 16:15h, 07 October Reply

        But i think you are missing the point of what I and others are trying to say. You say every couple who was barren went on to have a child…and those listed in the Bible did, but not every couple who was barren period. I can see you are strongly believing God for a miracle and in no way am I trying to take that away, but to broadly apply that these barren couples listed are reflective of all barren couples simply isnt true. You are strongly implying that there will be no infertile couples if you just believe. So what can you say to couples who are infertile? What can be said to the infertile couples that God did not give children to during Biblical times? I think your 100% success rate is the issue that I am taking. If we hypothetically ask “what if God never gives you children?” Can the answer be that you somehow didnt believe enough? I don’t think so. We live in a fallen world and there is sickness and suffering. Your statment is akin to saying that when holy men prayed for the dead to be raised that they were, therefore when my loved one dies I can pray for him to come back to life and he will. There is a danger in this mentality and that is all I would like you to be open to.

        • Caroline
          Posted at 21:38h, 07 October Reply

          Thank you for sharing Jenn! I appreciate it.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 17:48h, 29 October Reply

    I love how God tells us over and over again that we can trust in His Word and His promises!

  • James Park
    Posted at 23:12h, 16 November Reply

    I hear whAt you are saying here, but this doesn’t mean God has to provide children to anyone. In His own wisdom many couples who long for biological children are never given them by the Lord. You simply cannot find a biblical verse which says God will give you a spouse, or a job, or even a child. Old Testsment examples do not 100% correspond to your life and your desires. Some may be waiting for something which is not a part of God’s will. God’S Will has a 100% success rate but it is rarely our will or how we want him to come through for us.

  • Melissa Vanderhoof
    Posted at 21:03h, 20 February Reply

    Are you truly saying that if “you have enough faith” that God will give you a child…100% sure?? Has God promised in the Scriptures that ALL barren women that have “enough faith” will be given children? Would you apply this line of thinking to cancer patients too? God keeps His promises, but where do you find the promise of a child in the Bible? I am confused?

  • Annette H
    Posted at 21:40h, 06 October Reply

    Hi! I just came across this blog recently. Found the comments on this post to be interesting because in the past, I’ve felt the same as Caroline. But then I realized that not every couple who hopes and prays to have a child will do so, right?

    So this is a topic that I’m still grappling with, as we pass our 4th year of TTC. Why would God put these examples of infertile women finally having children if He didn’t mean something by them? I will hope and pray that God’s will for us is to get pregnant and have a child but I will also realize that God might have other plans. And that is an extremely difficult and painful realization.

    I’m also struck by 2 Samuel 6. I thought all infertile women became pregnant, but what about Michal?

    Looking forward to reading more on your blog, Caroline and others, and getting to know you more. 🙂

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