Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above & Beyond….

When they opted for IUI  after a miscarriage in January 2013, Julianne and Matthew hoped to conceive and carry a baby to term. The doctors had figured their chances of having a baby as “rather slim.” Then came the news. “When I went in for my pre-insemination ultrasound, the nurse saw two good-looking eggs.” Not encouraged, but not ready to concede defeat, they prayed that one would take.

“God answered our prayers for one… and raised us three!” Their quads were born last Saturday night via c-section, not far from where I live. They ranged in size from a tiny 2 lbs 11 oz to a strapping 3 lbs 11 oz — and all were healthy. Julianne posted on her Facebook page: “Oh my QUAD!”

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us….”

What does this verse mean for couples struggling with infertility? As Julianne and Matthew’s incredible story demonstrates, it means that God is well able to answer our prayers with more than we would dare to imagine. He took a couple who prayerfully decided to try IUI once (and only once) — because they could not imagine the heartache of several more miscarriages — and doubled their chances with two eggs. And then, He doubled them again.

He made the impossible possible. One attempt… two eggs… four babies.

It is truly above and beyond what any infertile couple could ever imagine. But it happened — “according to His power that is at work within us….”

You may have tried IUI many times, and then gone on to try IVF and more. Maybe nothing has succeeded. Or, like Julianne, you’ve miscarried and begun to believe you may not be able to carry a baby to term. Let this story remind you that God has the final word. He can make anything possible. And when the time is right, He does.


Need more encouragement? Read Pregnant with Hope: Good News for Infertile Couples.

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One response to “Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above & Beyond….

  1. Jovita Nwaugwu

    Hello Susan,
    I email you years ago about how to pray when you are struggling to conceive. I wanted to share my testimony… Our God is truly Awesome and doesn’t share His glory.. After 7 years of fertility treatment and no success, I decided to seek God seriously and during that time, I realize, God does owe me a child.. I changed my spiritual environment and started fasting and praying to know when to stop the fertility treatmentso and I finally my pastor told me it was time. I prayed for a confirmation and so one day, I told my husband is was time for us to start again and he refused, he said God doesn’t want us to go back to any further treatment and I said okay… I thanked God for His confirmation by my husband refusal… I know He didn’t want me to go to the fertility treatment because my husband who wanted us to go back for the past 2 years suddenly changed his mind. This was in 2014. Then my husband said ” let see what God has for us this year, this was in April/May.. In August I found out I was pregnant, usually when I’m pregnant my progesterone level is always low and my pregnancy end up in miscarriage, but this time my progesterone level was perfect. I started thanking, trusting and believing God. To cut the whole short my daughter was born on 3/17/15 and her name is Grace Ogechi (Ogechi means in God’s time. Please I want you to continue encouraging your readers… your book pregnant with hope, gave me all the hope I needed to go through the wilderness of infertility and God saw me through… Praise be to God almighty who daily loads me with benefits. My pregnancy wasn’t an easy journey but God was with me from start to finish. Thanks again and stay blessed.

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