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Outside the window at my office at work there are some bars, and lots of birds are always coming over to perch on those bars. One little brown bird is a chatty fella, he’s always singing and chirping and tweet-tweeting. There are lots of birds that visit us during the day, but only one that is rather distinctive. This little black bird visits us every day, and she is distinctive because she has only one leg. She flies up, perches on her one leg, and cleans herself and preens and ruffles her feathers. I don’t know what happened to her leg, but she doesn’t seem to let it get her down.
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God says that He takes care of the birds in the field. “Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? But God does not forget even one of them." Luke 12:6 Where was God when little Polly lost her leg? Did this feathered flier slip beneath the radar? Was she forgotten? Did this bird just not want her leg bad enough, or did she displease God by not singing prettily enough? Or… did God give Polly even more personal attention than usual? Maybe a cat had her, or a cruel person was planning on torturing her, and God got her away with one leg and her life. Do you think Polly would rather have died, then to fly away with one leg? Do you think she is mad at God because He didn’t make sure that she survived with both legs?
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What if God is doing the same for you? Satan is real. He wants to hurt you, to shake your faith and to pull you away from God. And he will attempt to do just that in any way he knows how. What if He knows that going through childbirth would kill you, or that Satan will cause an illness to fall on your future child, and the child will die a painful death at a young age? Maybe God knows that for you and your husband, that loss would be worse than never having a child in the first place, and that that loss may cause you or your husband to lose your faith. Is having a child for a few years worth your child’s death or your death and you and your husband’s eternal life?
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Maybe nothing that bad is going to happen, and the worst Satan is doing to you is striking you with infertility, and making you wait what seems like an unbearable time for your miracle, in hopes that the wait will be enough to cause you to lose your faith in God.
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Have you already lost your faith in God due to infertility or other occurrences? Are you blaming God for your problems? Have you stopped praying? If you have, Satan has won. Infertility has won. If you died tomorrow are you certain that you are in a place in your relationship with God that you will end up in Heaven? Luckily, there is hope: “This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope. The LORD’s lovingkindness indeed never ceases, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.” –Lamentations 3:21-22. Every morning His compassions are new. Did you yell at God yesterday? Were you so angry at the arrival of your period or the news of another unwanted baby that you were blaming Him? This morning His compassions are new. He doesn’t get tired of you coming to Him and asking forgiveness, not every day, not even ever hour, or every 10 minutes. He doesn’t get tired of you coming to Him and asking for what you long for either. Call on Him all the time and tell Him what you want. Tell Him how much you want a baby and how much you will love a baby.
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