A Man’s Heart Can Plan His Ways, But…

When the “but” is infertility

…But the Lord directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9).

It’s easy for you to say it, right?

It probably makes you feel good. Warm and fuzzy. Let go and let God!

You might even have it on a coffee mug. A coffee mug that you sip from while you—wait for it—plan your day.

But what about when you don’t like what God is doing? In fact, you not only dislike it, but you are actively opposed to it. Your plans were fine—good, actually. But this? This is not fine. This was not in the plan. And you don’t understand it. And it’s not fair. And it hurts.

I feel you. Our stories may all be different, but at one time or another we all ask the question, is God really good?

Yes. He is.

I know that sounds too easy. But in the midst of a dream-shattering and life-changing walk through the dark valley of infertility, I’ve seen it. I’ve seen His goodness, His kindness, and His faithfulness in new ways. Not where I expected it, but where I needed it.

And so I want to tell you about it. I want you to see it too.

Our God truly is “the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God [emphasis added].(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

So that’s why I’m here.

Whatever your affliction is—financial crisis, debilitating disease, enslaving addiction, traumatic abuse, crushing loneliness, a crumbling marriage, struggles in your job, or your own heartbreaking story of infertility—I am praying that you’ll find hope here.

Not hope in my story; not hope in an outcome. But hope in redemption that is sure. Hope in the God who brings healing to the deepest wounds.

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