Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Although and You Shall...

It has been SO long since I made a post on this blog. Life has just been busy and I realized how hard it is to keep up with TWO blogs. But I read the most AMAZING devotional this morning and really felt as if those of you reading this blog really needed to hear about it as much as I did.

The devotional was centered around the verse Judges 13:3, "And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said 'Although you are barren, having born no children, you shall conceive and bear a son.'"

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this verse...mainly because I feel as if we are at a standstill. For the matter, I feel as if we have been in this stage for a LONG time. I imagine myself like one of those cartoon characters that is running as fast it can, legs moving a hundred miles an hour, but not really even moving yet. I feel as if I am standing still and time is just passing me by. My goodness, we have been trying to become parents for six years now...SIX YEARS!

I want to be like Sarah, Hannah, or Elizabeth. God changed their lives dramatically when He blessed them with children. I am sure at one point they felt just like I do...that they were never going to be a mom, that they would be barren forever. But as I read this verse today, the three words that really stood out to me were ALTHOUGH and YOU SHALL. "Although you are barren, having born no children, you shall conceive and bear a son." God changed their situation and gave them the desires of their hearts.

These three words could change the world...Although the economy is really struggling, and people are trying to survive, you shall maintain and job and prosper. Although you are single, having longed for a spouse, you shall find the perfect partner and live happily ever after. Although you were diagnosed with cancer, and the prognosis is serious, you shall overcome the illness and survive.

I can think of a million scenarios where although and you shall could turn a dim situation into one of the brightest moments in life. So although at times I feel as if I will never be a mom, after countless procedures, surgeries, and medications, I shall prevail and see my dreams come to pass.

Praying this same prayer for so many of you still waiting to be moms.


Ashley said...

What great words, thanks for sharing! Praying that God brings you the desires of your heart soon.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. Although I am not sure where I stand with it. I have a friend who was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago, she's only 21 and it doesn't seem she will survive it. It is all over her body, her bones and so on. I have seen many people around me dying from cancer, so i am not sure the although and you shall comes out like we want it to. None the less this post is encouraging because i am 38 and still single and really struggling and in pain because of this. I am hoping this IS a message from God to me!

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