3 Bible Verses to Comfort You During Infertility
Today I want to share with you three scriptures to help you trust God through Infertility along with some additional words of encouragement.
1. A Scripture to Remind You to Trust God’s Timing for a Baby:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2: "To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted."
God has appointed a day and a time that each soul should be brought into the world, and these times are not chosen by luck. God has set everything in its season.
This is why the Bible is full of stories of children born out of years of barrenness who grew up to accomplish mighty things for the kingdom of God at the perfect time.
For example, consider Elizabeth, who was barren well into her older years. She conceived John the Baptist six months before Jesus Christ was born. John would end up growing up to announce the start of Christ's ministry, fulfilling prophecies set forth years in advance. The timing of his birth was crucial to preparing the world to accept Christ.
This emphasizes that Elizabeth’s journey of infertility was purposeful, not coincidental. God preserved her and her husband for a timely blessing beyond their imagination.
I believe that like Elizabeth, God has many of his daughters today in seasons of bareness because they are also being prepared and preserved by God to raise children who will help prepare the world for Christ’s second coming. So beloved, do not despise this season of waiting, and instead put your trust in God.
2. A Scripture to Remind You that This Season of Infertility is Not in Vain:
Romans 5:3- 5:5: “ And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
One thing I have grown to witness as a Christian in the fertility space is how much patience the mothers who have gone through infertility seem to have. Many of them wanted to be a mother beyond all else, and yet God allowed them to wrestle with the lack of that very desire. In so doing He would cause them to bear much spiritual fruit.
With each negative pregnancy test, there was hurt, but that hurt soon turned into hope, and that hope into patience. And God would use each string of heartache to weave together a rope that could be pulled, bent, and flexed beyond measure without breaking.
That cord formed the foundation of a mother or father who would serve in the ministry of parenthood with excellence—having born fruits of the spirit such as long-suffering, patience, faith, joy, and peace in a season that seemed to have no end.
This was certainly the case for many couples in the Bible we suffered with infertility such as Samson’s mother and father, Hannah and Elkanah, Rebecca and Isaac and Rachel and Jacob.
3. A Verse for When You are Wrestling with Discontentment Through Infertility:
1 Timothy 6:6-8 , "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
This verse calls us to choose to be content with only three things: God, food, and clothing. Even precious things on this earth such as a spouse, children, friends or a home are not mentioned here as being things that should serve as our measure of contentment.
But how do we actually apply this when it is human nature to want such desires?
The answer, though cliché, is simple. We have to meditate on God. We have to remind our spirit that we are to be joyful and fulfilled with God and God alone.
The pursuit of parenthood is noble, but at the end of the day, it is a gift and a blessing that God gives as he chooses. So when you feel downcast and discontent with being childless, meditate on this verse. Minister to your spirit to be happy with God and God alone.
Remind yourself just how blessed you are. The fact that you have a Father in heaven providing you with supernatural protection, sustenance, and guidance every single day. A Father who has gone to prepare a place for you beyond your imagination. A father who chose you from the foundations of the world.
The more we look to God and heaven, the easier it becomes to find contentment amongst unrest.
Beloved, I hope these verses encouraged you today. May God bless you.