Friday, October 5, 2012

Maybe God simply wants us to wait

For more than five years I have received the Stepping Stones newsletter. During my years of infertility it was a lifesaver for me. I read it cover to cover looking for words to encourage my heart.

In 2007 I came across an article in Stepping Stones titled, "Waiting on God."

The author Jennifer Keller penned exactly what was on my heart, but didn't have the words to say. We too had unexplained infertility. We too were going to on a trip (to the Dominican Republic) and I had to get shots. We too had clung to the truth of Ecclesiastes 3:11 and had chosen it as our wedding verse.

And then I read this:

"While I am not completely opposed to fertility treatment,
I have been convicted that maybe God simply wants us to wait."

I clung to that statement with all the life and energy I had in me.

Because I knew, without a doubt, that was my conviction as well. 

Waiting is so counter-cultural. It is hard to explain to others. We look at all the options available to us, and yet we don't often see waiting as a viable choice. And yet when the God of the universe tells your heart to wait on Him, you wait.

When I read this article it not only affirmed our decision to wait, but also made us realize that the road of waiting is definitely the road less traveled.

You can read the article here

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