As I am sitting here in the quiet reminiscing of my life and that my birthday is tomorrow, I am reminded of this scripture: “but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31 CSB. I am reminded of all the hard times that God has brought me through in my 32 (almost 33) years of life. All of the ups and downs that have come my way and yet I’m still standing.
We so often think we can’t stand strong during our trials, when that is so far from the truth. We can if we trust in God. We can soar high above our deepest and darkest valleys. We can run without falling. We just have to learn how to completely trust in Him.
I have taken a long time to learn this lesson, but I know without a shadow of doubt that I can make it through anything with God on my side. Infertility has taught me how to trust God in ways deeper than I could’ve imagined. As hard as infertility is, I sit here thankful for the life God has given me. I’m thankful of the woman I’ve become today. I truly believe that if infertility hadn’t have happened to me, that I may not have become who I am today.
You see, God took my brokenness and made it my strength. He took my tears and turned them into my testimony. The amount of couples and women I have been able to reach and help, I don’t believe would’ve happened if infertility didn’t happen. I don’t believe I would be a foster parent if infertility hadn’t happened. Being a foster parent is a ministry. You not only help provide for the children, but in most cases you are and can be a light of Jesus to their parents.
I have been changed forever from my infertility journey and even my foster journey, I will never be the same, the brokenness that comes with those two things are unexplainable! However, the trust I have gained in God is undeniable. The nights I have cried out to Him for hours in despair. The times where I’ve read and read His word just to make my heart stop hurting. All that built my trust up in Him.
So, whenever you’re in the valley looking up at that very tall and frightening mountain. Remember, that one day, even though you can’t see it now, one day this will become your testimony. This trial you are facing right now will one day be the story someone needs to hear in order for them to make it through their journey. Embrace all the hurt, pain and brokenness you are feeling and turn it around into your strength. Don’t let it become you but let it TRANSFORM you into a better you. It is now time for you to build up your trust in Him on a deeper level than. Mount up your wings and soar into the breakthrough that is coming your way. Xoxo