Pray for Hope During Infertility

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” – Psalm 62:5

Hope - Gold Necklace

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?

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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.”

Rejoice. Be patient. Keep on praying.

As you pray today, ask God to give you hope that He has something better than what we are presently experiencing.

DaySpring was kind enough to send me this Hope Necklace from their Faith, Hope, and Love Collection.  I’ve found that it’s a wonderful, tangible reminder of God’s hope.  It would also be a wonderful gift if you’re looking to encourage someone else who’s going through infertility.

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hope during infertility

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  • I love Romans 12:12! I also love Romans 5;5 – Hope in him NEVER dissapoints!

  • Jessica Hiltz

    So thankful for the hope that only comes through Him! What would we do without him!

  • Lindsay

    Hope! Hope! Hope!

  • This necklace is beautiful!! I will check our there website for sure! Romans 12:12 is great!! Hope is something we just can’t give up!

  • Jessica

    Found your blog through 31 days. Such perfect timing as I was just praying to God today that I am struggling to keep hope as each month goes by without the good news that we are waiting for. I want my story to be one of faith and hope – even if that baby never comes, but man, is that hard sometimes! Thanks for doing this series!

    • Lisa Newton

      Jessica, I’m so glad you found the series. I love that God is using it to encourage you. All glory goes to Him!

  • april

    Hope is knowing that “…God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

    I keep telling myself that my infertility is just a way that I can bring God glory. That when I have another child (first one was after infertility too), I can say, “This is the LORD’s doing” (PS 118:23).

  • Janelle

    What a sweet reminder! I am learning through this post-miscarriage season that I have been putting my hope in things other than God (namely having more babies).

  • “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.” I love this quote. I struggle with this SO much!

    And the necklace is beautiful….thank you for hosting such a great giveaway =)

  • That necklace caught my eye on CMB’s Fellowship Fridays! I love what you said about hope. It’s how I define it as I hope for my future husband. I’m 29 and single, which I think is still young but other people seem to think differently. I keep pursuing that settled heart. And if I may, I hope with you through this season of infertility. I keep in my prayers a lot of my friends in the same season. Blessings to you!

    • Lisa Newton

      Angela, thanks so much for your comment. It means a lot to me that a single woman has been blessed by the post. Keep praying and keep hope during your season of singleness. I went through what felt like a long period of singleness, too. I didn’t meet my husband until I was almost 30, and most of my friends were long married and had babies by then. Blessings to you, too!

  • Hope is having faith in something that doesn’t seem within reach and not giving into discouragement during the journey (waiting).

    I was told I couldn’t have anymore children when my youngest was six years old due to PCOS (which causes infertility). I gave up. When she was 14, I became pregant unexpectedly! God will provide! I also believe that a change of diet and moving out of a moldy home contributed to becoming pregnant.

  • Hope is everything in this journey. Everything. And my go-to verse is Ephesians 3:20 – God is able to do immeasurably more than we can hope or imagine.

  • I hear you! Hope is a settling in to accepting God’s will–and knowing that whatever his will is will be ok–something better.

  • What a beautiful message! Yes, I agree that “hope” can be so much more than just a wishful clouds-in-the-sky sort of thinking. Hope is the promise God has given us! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this – and what a beautiful necklace!

  • Hope is knowing that God is working all things out for my best, even when things aren’t going “my way”!

  • Connie

    Hope is knowing that everything ALWAYS and I mean in All Ways works out for the best. No matter what opinion we have of the situation it is a non issue since it’s always working out for us.

  • Hope is knowing there is a good chance that you’ll fail at something, but doing it anyway.

  • Hi there! I just stumbled across your blog and love it! This post is perfect in so so so many ways. “Hope” is kind of my thing, my word/focus for this part of the journey.