“Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” – Psalm 27:13
I think when I get to heaven I’ll finally be able to understand the reason and purpose behind my infertility. God’s plan will, at long last, be 100% clear.
But that doesn’t mean that I believe I’m going to suffer my whole earthly life, resigned to waiting until death to see God’s goodness. Not at all. Psalm 27:13 says we’ll see God’s goodness in the “land of the living.” Isn’t that a wonderful promise?
Even if I never get pregnant, even if I never am able to adopt a child, if no one ever calls me “Mom,” I will still be able to see God’s goodness in my life. Does that mean I won’t have moments, even seasons, of grief or questioning? No. I may feel sorrow when I look at pregnant women for the rest of my life. BUT feeling that sorrow and recognizing God’s goodness are not mutually exclusive. I can experience both.
The problem is that the sorrow comes more naturally. It erodes my ability to see God’s goodness. So I must look for that goodness. I must be intentional about changing my perspective. I must consciously seek to be aware of His love and his kindness, and I must not let sadness override His good.
How are you intentional about looking for God’s goodness in the middle of sadness? Please share your thoughts in the comments below, or link up a post.
Now On to the Link Up…Here’s How It Works
- Use the blue “Click Here to Enter” link below to share your best infertility-related post from the last week or so. I’ve started things off by linking to my favorite post from this week
- Please remove any profanity from the title of your link-up submission.
- At the bottom of your post, please link back to my blog so others can find the link-up. You can use the button below, if you wish. A text link is fine, too.
- Please visit at least one other blog in the link-up and leave a comment there. This is so important because the goal of a link-up is to generate community!