Today I’m thankful for infertility. That’s right. I’m thankful that through not being able to conceive on our own, God wrote a beautiful story of adoption to bring our family together. I’m so grateful for my daughter and without infertility I would never have known her and I wouldn’t know her brave and wonderful birth parents.
God used then to bring her into our lives. He used two seemingly unfortunate circumstances and made something incredibly beautiful out of it. We always prayed before our adoption that while we hoped God would answer our prayers for a child to call our own, that we would also be an answer to prayer for someone else. And we now see that in all our waiting and wondering he was working on answering all those prayers. Sometimes I didn’t know where he was. Because I didn’t think he was listening. But he was. He loves me more than I could ever imagine and I see a glimpse of that in my gorgeous daughter.
In James it says
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,” James 1:2
I now see in my own life how suffering can turn into pure joy. You may not know yet how your story is going to turn out but he says
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”Isaiah 55:8-9
We can’t always figure out what he is doing, and if I could give you advice I would say stop trying to. Just seek him, get to know him through his word, open your heart to him and watch him do miraculous things.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!