I shared some encouragement about prayer and faith this afternoon with some ladies in a groupme chat. After reading what I’d shared, it dawned on me that I needed to share this with my fertility and preemie mom sisters:
I just want us to encourage each other to NEVER stop praying, b/c sometimes it's easier to complain and try to take matters into our own hands, instead of talking to God about them, and trusting Him to help and do what needs to be done. I just have a quick testimony about praying: I was diagnosed with pcos in May '07(irregular periods, anovulatory cycles) and was told that I would need progesterone to induce periods. So, up until January this year I would go sometimes 4 or 5 months before having a cycle. But this year I made up in my mind that I was going to REALLY pray and trust God to heal my reproductive organs. Our church had a prayer & healing conference this past January, and the minister prayed over me and a few other women for healing in our reproductive health. I kid you not, that following week I had a cycle, and have continued to have cycles regularly since. I prayed and believed God for healing before the conference, and He healed! And, they're not anovulatory cycles either b/c I can feel the change in my body during ovulation time. So, I just wanted to share with y'all that testimony, and encourage all of you to NEVER stop praying and believing. They go hand and hand. Prayer and faith moves God- NOT our fears, worries, complaints, and disappointments. It's ok to share those emotions with God, but after sharing those emotions don't forget to share with Him the most important thing of all...your FAITH! Don't just share your struggles and frustrations, and disappointments, but never give Him your faith. He needs to know that we TRUST Him as our spiritual Father. We're His daughters and he'll withhold NO good thing from us! So, keep praying and believing! Our flesh doesn't want to pray and believe, but kill that lower nature (flesh) and pray and believe anyway. Don't allow the enemy to keep your mouth shut! Open it and pray, and believe!
Even after sharing this with the ladies in the chat, God impressed upon my heart to share this in my blog. Therefore, I’m sharing in hopes of it encouraging you, and changing your perspective about prayer, and faith, especially as it pertains to fertility, conceiving, caring for a preemie, and not understanding why it’s happening to you. But, remember even in the midst of our lack of understanding God knows His plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11), and he will answer our prayers. I recall stating earlier this year that 2015 will be a year of supernatural possibilities, and I still profess that! God has already moved in my health this year, and I’m anticipating Him doing more supernatural things in my life. Sisters, keep praying and believing. As stated before, don’t allow your sorrows, worry, fear, frustrations, anger, guilt, or whatever else to separate you from God’s love. Furthermore, don’t allow those emotions to cause you to blame God for what has happened in your life – job loss, pregnancy loss, infertility, death of a loved one, etc. The enemy would LOVE to have you all in your feelings, resenting God, turning your back on Him, blaming Him, and not praying, believing, or professing the Word over your life. Satan will have you so wrapped up in your negative emotions that you’ll feel justified in blaming God, and resenting Him. But you and I must remember that God is a God that cares, consoles, encourages, and loves. He’s not in the business of intentionally causing us pain, harm, or grief; For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone (Lamentations 3:33 NIV).
So, don’t allow Satan to have you angry with God. Talk to God, and tell Him what you’re feeling…anger, disappointment, and sadness about losing what was so dear to you. Journal about it if you must, but don’t leave God! Satan will use those emotions to create separation between you and the Father. Don’t turn your back on the one who loves you. Cling to Him, and your faith in His supernatural power! Sisters, I’m continuing to keep you lifted before God in prayer; that your reproductive system will be healed, and that God will open your womb to conceive. I also believe that God will heal every preemie baby that’s ill right now. I declare and decree by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ that their health status will improve. This is the year of supernatural possibilities, amen! And, lastly don’t be ashamed of your story. There’s no shame in telling your story to encourage others, and glorify God!
Peace & Blessings,