Infertility: Curse or Blessing?
I just had to share this beautiful video from Promise over at Hope Collided. Promise and her husband, Matt, are in the middle of TTC (trying to conceive) and she shares her thoughts on whether infertility is a curse, a sign of possession, or unconfessed sin (um...no) and she does it with way more grace than I would have in the middle of Mark and my struggle.
Promise shares these verses that led her to the truth about infertility:
27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” John 12:27-28
2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. Proverbs 26:2
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:1-4
I, too, came to the conclusion that infertility (and suffering in general) is not a curse, but a gift that brings with it the privilege of glorifying God and coming alongside others in their pain.
If you are currently struggling with infertility, visit Matt & Promise over at their Facebook page and follow their journey. It helps to know that you are not alone and, as Promise states at the end of the video, "How we respond (to our suffering, our infertility) changes everything." I couldn't agree more!