The journey of infertility can often be a time of overwhelming heartache, disappointment and grief. Whatever feelings you may be experiencing, you need to remind yourself of several important truths.
Because of God’s goodness, you are never without hope. Psalm 113:9 says, “He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children.” You can’t know exactly how God will choose to work in your life, but you can know He is able. Your ability to hope in God begins by releasing everything to Him in prayer.
Whatever your circumstances, it’s common to experience a great sense of loss in finding out you can’t have a child. Jesus told his followers that those who mourn are blessed and will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). It’s important to share your thoughts and feelings openly, not stuffing them or letting your grief get lost in distractions and busyness.
It’s tempting to avoid talking about infertility and all the accompanying struggles. Couples may want to pull away from other families, unsure what they’ll think or say. As hard as it may be, however, you still need Christian community – a safe place where you can “share your burdens with one another” (Galatians 6:2). It’s in community that you also can find encouragement from others who have been where you are.