Infertility in the Bible

Infertility in the Bible

I am not sure how I have gone almost 5 years of blogging without doing an overview of infertility scriptures in the bible. Over the years I have addressed a few of the couples that went through infertility in scripture, but today I wanted to address the topic again as a whole.

First, I want to point out that infertility is not God’s desire or plan. One of God’s first commands in Genesis 1:28 says to “be fruitful and multiply.” God loves children and he designed them to be fruitful. His desire is to see families expand and generations multiply. He only wants good gifts for his children, so no Christian should believe any lie that tells you otherwise.

Infertility Scriptures in the Bible

Here are some other verses that I think are very important to point out:

Exodus 23:26 – There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land, and I will give you long, full lives.

Psalm 113:9 – He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother.

Psalm 127:3 – Children are a gift from the Lord.

Deuteronomy 7:14 – You will be blessed beyond all peoples; there will be no barrenness among you.

Galatians 3:29 – And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.

Infertility Couples in the Bible

And what about couples that went through infertility in the bible? Here are some that are mentioned throughout.

Abraham + Sarah – Abraham and Sarah have probably the most well known story of infertility. In Genesis 17, they were promised a child, even though they were well beyond child-bearing years. They had Isaac. Genesis 15-21

Isaac + Rebekah – Isaac asks the Lord for a baby because Rebekah was barren and they had Esau and Jacob. Genesis 25

Jacob + Rachel – God opens the women of Rachel and they had Joseph and Benjamin. Genesis 29-30

Hannah + Elkanah – Hannah wept for a son and she had Samuel + 5 more children. 1 Samuel 1

Manoah + his wife – The wife was barren. An angel told her she would conceive and she had Samson. Judges 13

The Shunammite woman + husband – Elisha tells the woman she will have a son within a year and she does. 2 Kings 4

Elisabeth + Zachariah – Both were barren. An Angel appears and promised a son and they had John the Baptist. Luke 1

Some of these stories have much more details than others, but you want to know what I love about them all? That these couples believed. That they prayed. That they asked. The similar theme among them all is prayer. The power of prayer!

And talk about some kingdom changers that were born. John the Baptist. Samuel. These amazing children were born from parents who were barren. I can’t help but think of the impact that the faith of these barren couples had not only on their own children that came out of their story of infertility, but on the generations to come, including you and me.

I love the power of prayer that is evident throughout scripture, but my all time favorite part about reflecting on these couples? EVERY barren couple in the Bible had children! Every couple.

God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and what he did for them, he wants to do for you! He is no respecter of persons. You get to hold him accountable to his 100% success rate.

If you are currently going through infertility, reflect on the scriptures above and read the stories of these couples. Ask the Lord to repeat the same miracle in your own life and continue to ask, seek and knock until he answers your prayers. If he can do it for them, he can do it for you! Also, please don’t journey alone – join us over at Moms in the Making, a faith-based fertility support group!

Infertility in the Bible

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    Posted at 10:53h, 16 February Reply

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