The reality is, yucky stuff happens to all of us. We are imperfect, messy human beings in desperate need of a Savior. My mess may look different than whatever you are muddling through, but we're all doing our best to navigate through this crazy life.
The pain, grief and heartache we have faced over the years should have torn my husband and I apart. In fact, statistically speaking, couples struggling with infertility are three times more likely to divorce. That's crazy, but honestly not shocking. When you have two sinners filled with heartbreak and sorrow, each blaming themselves (and potentially each other in their weakest moments) for the devastation that rips through your marriage, it's a total recipe for disaster. But with the right attitude, it doesn't have to be.
I feel blessed to have endured this hardship. I am not in any way, shape or form happy that I can't have kids naturally, but God has used our infertility struggle to strengthen our faith in Him and our love for each other in ways that I can't even begin to put into words. My husband is my worldly rock and I am so blessed to be loved by him.
Hint: the tips below can apply to any hardship you might be facing.
Remember: Just because you haven't been blessed with children, doesn't mean that you're not blessed with an abundance of other wonderful things. It's all about #perspective.
I'm so very thankful for all the blessings that have occurred as a result of this struggle. I continue to be thankful IN the midst of it, even as we continue to navigate the insane and ridiculous world of adoption.
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude has allowed me to gain perspective in my life and see God's faithfulness and love for me over the years. I trust that He has the best in store for my future, even when I can't understand it. Faith is truly a marvelous gift and a blessing!
What is it that you are struggling with today?Maybe it's a bump in your marriage, maybe it's the pain of infertility, miscarriage or other devastating loss. Know that in your pain you can turn to a Savior who loves you and desires to wipe away your tears and carry your burdens.
Make the choice to trust in Jesus and the rich promises found in His word.