Goodness During Sadness {Infertility Link Up #41}


“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

  1. 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
  2. Please remove any profanity from the title of your link-up submission.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

  • “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.” A thousand times, yes!!!

  • So thankful that we will see HIS goodness in the land of the living! I love this verse!

  • Trena

    Beautifully said. Whatever the trial is we may face, we can cling to God’s promises. I have not walked the path of infertility. I had some hormonal imbalances and required some medication to conceive my first, but that was the extent of it. But even that was scary for me. I let the thoughts and fears consume me. I then had to turn to God’s word, find scriptures, and declare them over my life, and speak of things that were not as though they were. May God bless you, keep you, and make His face to shine upon you. The work you’re doing here does not go unseen. You are a blessing and encouragement to others.

  • Lisa, how lovely that you are providing a space for women to share their stories and connect here. I actually started blogging after a miscarriage when a former student shared her infertility blog with me. There is healing in sharing our stories.

    Stopping by from Holley’s linkup on Wednesdays (a little late!)…. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Lyli. There is definitely healing in sharing. Best wishes to you.