Friday, December 21, 2007

Overcoming Delay in Childbearing

Are you facing the challenge of delay in having children? Hang in there; God will grant you that perfectly legitimate desire: to be a parent. Please be encouraged; you are not alone! It is God’s will that you have children. It is the right of every child of God, not a privilege. That is what He says in His word, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth…” no exception. Gen 1:28 KJV.

It does not matter what has been diagnosed as the cause of your infertility; is it fibroids, blocked or even absent tubes? Anovulation? Hormonal imbalance? Low/Nil sperm count, A hostile womb? Too tiny or even non existent womb? Maybe it’s been called ‘unexplained.’ Whatever name the condition has been given, IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD? Gen 1:18a. God has no favourites when it comes to answering prayers, all He says is BELIEVE (Mark 11:24).
You may have been mocked or made to feel useless or incomplete. In some parts of the world, a married woman is almost regarded as a witch if she is childless (it is often assumed that she is the one with the problem). See It’s not unheard of, when they run out of patience, for members of a man’s family to physically throw out a wife while her husband stands meekly by!

Even where there is no stigma or hostility, it is perfectly natural to wonder why conception seems to come so easy to others and not to you. Often you feel so miserable and consumed with longing to have a baby of your own. You try to put on a happy face and conceal your misery when you go for baby showers or naming ceremonies but you only and maybe your partner, know what you are really going through. You go out and it’s like every second woman you pass either has a baby bump or a toddler clinging to her. You hear the happy laughter or cries of children everywhere but in your own home.

Lady, you are going to laugh last. You will say like Sarah: “And God has made me to laugh so that all that hear will laugh with me. Gen 21:6. Guys, have you been told that you can never biologically father a child? Through the power of God, many have become fathers after being written off by their doctors. Even if you have NO sperm count, God is able! HOW is not for you to know. If some childless couples who are not religious at all, who did not even pray but kept a positive attitude have been surprised when their babies finally came, how much more you who daily cry to God?

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