I’m convinced women struggling to conceive and women experiencing the pain of pregnancy and child loss are some of the strongest people out there.
It is one of the most difficult things to experience, because it’s generally seen as an area within people’s control — something “simple” and “basic” that people have been doing since the beginning of time, part of the human experience.
That alone can make us feel isolated. But to make matters worse, child loss and infertility are not talked about by the general populace, so a lot of people — including, and sometimes especially, other moms — truly don’t understand why it’s so traumatizing for women. Outside of our “club,” people just don’t get it.
Like I said in an earlier post, our “normal” pregnant friends get to be blissfully unaware and none-the-wiser. And that state of mind they have, it gets pushed in our face when we are already dying inside. It literally kicks us when we’re down, especially when we have no clue when we’ll ever get back up.
So yes, I believe we are some of the strongest people out there. We don’t get to be blissfully unaware and none-the-wiser anymore. But one day God will pull back the curtain and speak to our situation, saying, “ENOUGH.”
And after you have suffered a little while,
the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
–1 Peter 5:10
The Lord will fight for you,
You need only be still.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
Perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not abandoned;
Struck down, but not destroyed.
–2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
But Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible.”
So we do not lose heart.
Though our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.
–2 Corinthians 4:16
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.