Affording Infertility {Pray for Finances}

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

affording infertility

 

I’ve lost all shame since becoming an infertility blogger. Want me to talk about my ovaries or my cervical mucous? No problem! Take a picture of the bruises on my stomach from IVF injections? Not a big deal!

But talk about money and affording infertility treatments? I’m not so sure about that…

It’s easy to complain about how expensive infertility is and how terrible insurance companies are. It’s harder to talk about trusting God to provide financially.

One reason I’m so hesitant to talk about it is because I know there are many of you who haven’t been able to afford treatment or testing. I don’t want readers to look at my story and think, “It’s easy for her to talk about God’s financial provision when she’s been able to afford multiple rounds of IVF. What about those of us who don’t have the money?”

Quite honestly– I don’t know how to answer that.

But I do know that if I believe the Bible to be true, then I have to believe what Philippians 4:19 says above. “God will meet all your needs.”

So, if I can’t pay for treatment does that mean God doesn’t want me to pursue it?

Again, I honestly don’t know.

But I do know that He promises to give us what we need in order for His plans to be fulfilled in our lives.

Maybe that’s a loan with a low-interest rate.

Maybe it’s financial help from friends or family.

Maybe it’s a second job or insight on how to budget and save.

Perhaps it’s creative ideas for fundraising.

Perhaps it’s a low-cost adoption or participation in a clinical study for reduced medicine rates.

Whatever His plans are, we must trust that He will give us what we need — when we need it. Are you willing to trust that He knows what we need?

As you pray today, ask God to help you trust Him to supply the finances necessary to fulfill His plan for you. Also, consider asking him for guidance on how to wisely manage the money you do have. (If you’re interested in money-management advice from a Christian viewpoint, I highly recommend Dave Ramsey’s books).

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