I saw a tweet yesterday that read, “infertile couples need infertile friends.” At first, I thought, ‘I couldn’t agree more.’ Not because misery loves company; that concept has never made sense to me. When I’m miserable, I want to feel better, not worse; other people’s suffering does nothing to fill me with joy.
I agreed because, when I’m struggling, I want to be reminded that someone understands. As it turns out, I’m not alone.
According to blog stats provided by wordpress.com, people struggling, grieving, and agonizing over infertility typed in these search terms recently and were led straight to this blog:
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The exciting news is that their searches didn’t find miserable company. Instead, they found the spiritual sustenance and confident hope they were truly craving. Just as the Bible promises, “seek and you will find.” That’s because God wants to be found by us. He wants to accompany us on this difficult journey.
Scripture teaches, “Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you.” I believe one way God draws near to couples during the infertility journey is through this blog. I say that not out of hubris, but as an obedient servant who has delighted in watching God accomplish amazing things.
He has called me to listen carefully, transcribe faithfully, commit time and effort consistently, and deliver every message confidently. I’ve done my best; He’s done the rest. Truthfully, I know I could never inspire people the way this blog does – but it’s an incredible joy to have a front row seat and see God at work.
If you are struggling through infertility, trust that God has a valuable purpose for this journey; none of it will be wasted. Know, too, that your choice of friends during this time can make a world of difference in your perspective, and that can dramatically alter your trajectory and the outcome of this journey.
Let Pregnant With Hope: Good News for Infertile Couples help you gain insight into God’s promises, and encouragement “for the road.” Along with this blog, it can help you (re)discover God’s desire to transform your heartbreaking quest into life-changing good news. Isn’t that the kind of understanding you’re really looking for?