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During the weeks leading up to this most recent IVF and our resulting pregnancy, I’ve been working on shifting my default attitude from fear to faith. Today we have our 6 week ultrasound, and I’m terrified of seeing an empty screen with no baby or no heartbeat.
There are many people around me encouraging me to expect good things, not bad things. But it’s so very difficult after three years of only bad news. People much wiser than me have told me that even if the cycle failed or even if I miscarry, I can still look forward to good things from God. I believe that; I really do. It’s just often very hard to put it into practice. I’m realizing that I need to take deliberate, intentional steps to cultivate my faith instead of my fear.
For me, this means cutting back on the amount of time I spend researching possible complications. It means trying not to think about all the horror stories I’ve heard and instead focusing on prayer and Scripture.
Want to dive deeper into cultivating your faith? I highly recommend Lara Casey’s Write the Word / Cultivate Faith Journal. It features specially-selected key verses to write out, along with space to write your thoughts, prayers, or whatever is on your heart.
How do you cultivate faith instead of fear in your own circumstance? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or link up a post in the link-up.
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