“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” – Psalm 62:5
Infertility bloggers like to talk about hope. We say things like “Don’t give up hope,” or “Put your hope in God.”
After years of failed cycles, all this talk about hope can start to sound a little trite. Are we just supposed to keep our fingers crossed and keep wishing for babies?
I think we need to start thinking about hope as something a little deeper- something more substantial.
I love the way M. Esther Lovejoy describes it in her book, The Sweet Side of Suffering:
“The hope put forth in Scripture is much more in keeping with [a dictionary definition]. It is a claim, an assurance of something not yet realized, but unquestioningly certain. Hope is not crossed fingers, but a settled heart…. [It’s] an emotional investment in our future. It is believing that in the end there will be relief or a solution- something that will be better than what we are presently experiencing.”
That’s the kind of hope I want. I want to know that even if I never become a parent, God has something better than what I’m going through.
So how do we get hope? Romans 12:12 offers some interesting insight:
“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.”
As you pray today, ask God to give you hope that He has something better than what we are presently experiencing.
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