The Frustration of Infertility (and how to find hope)

“What does it look like to dream and believe that God is working in those dreams, even if they don’t turn out? Do you trust that God wants to use those dreams?

I am living a life I never planned… Honestly I am shocked that I haven’t been able to have a baby and start a family yet. But deep down in me is a fireball of hope. Not necessarily hope in that “I am for sure having a baby someday” kind of way, but hope in the “God knows what He is doing” kind of way.

I thought it would be way better in terms of my business to write about this later in my life when I had three kids, driving a cool-mom SUV, and cleaning up little shoes scattered throughout our new house. Then, at least, I could encourage all you women struggling with infertility to “hang in there because God has an amazing plan for your lie!”

But I am not going to stop hoping and dreaming. I think there is something really powerful about being smack in the middle of the unwanted season and being able to look yourself right in the eyeball and say, “God has not forgotten you. Your life and your dreams are important to God.”

I just want to tell you, coming from one who is in the trenches of this season of wanting something I don’t have, that I am going to make it just fine. And if you are single and want to be married, or wishing you could have kids, or wanting a better job or home or city, I want you to know that you are going to make it too, love.

God hears us when we pray. He knows our hearts better than we do. He cares about you, and He cares about your dreams. So share your dreams with your Father, who loves you and loves to give you good gifts.

Reference: This passage was taken from “100 Days to Brave” by Annie F. Downs, to purchase your copy, click here.

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