As I sat in the doctor’s office on a beautiful spring afternoon in May 2013, the words, “Mrs. Ford, you aren’t pregnant”, rang loud in my ears. Of course the blood test didn’t “lie” and neither did the four or five home pregnancy tests I had previously taken. Surely, there was some other medical explanation for my symptoms as the doctor confidently iterated. I was devastated because I just knew I was pregnant. I respected the matters of science, having knowledge of the facts stated to me by a medical professional and the endless Google searches I had embarked on. **Side note: Try not to Google search your medical conditions : )
However, I was undeniably in tune with my body as I could sense that something was definitely different.
I was “late”, my skin had “broken-out” like a teenager, and I was sleeping more than a bear in hibernation. As crazy as it sounded and with a half of a dozen tests to state otherwise, I still held on to the possibility of being pregnant. Silly, right? Regardless of my stance, I had to address the reality of having to face my husband to convey the news – again. So with tears in my eyes, I drove home to live out another moment of disappointment. We had been married for almost seven years at this point and were very eager for our family to grow as the possibility of infertility and visits to medical specialists filled our agenda.
If God had done it for Sarah (Genesis 11:30), Hannah (1 Samuel 1:6), and Elizabeth (Luke 1:7), surely he could do it for little old me…
Over the next four weeks, I would fervently pray over my womb, as there still was no sign of my menstrual cycle or cease in my ability to overcome the fatigue that wracked my days. I would dare to purchase another home pregnancy kit but would put it away as I kept busy, prayed, meditated in God’s word, and kept busy some more. On June 3, 2013, I was finally ready to take the test again after other symptoms arose – nausea, etc.
The test was ……POSITIVE! I cried, I screamed, I worshiped, I celebrated as the supernatural power of God would prevail in this moment in time. I would later give birth to our daughter, Jordyn, on January 1, 2014.
Supernatural: unable to be explained by science or the laws of nature
With all respect to science, I do believe in miracles as God is not limited or confined to our factual information. As we consider our own reality, let’s re-visit the areas of our lives that are seemingly dead and inactive, with no potential to grow and prosper. What factual information exists to imply that there is no hope for us? Is anything too hard for God?
“For my ways are higher than your ways…”, declares the Lord – Isaiah 55:9
And as we consider our reality, let’s take courage in that God’s best work is often done unassumingly behind the scenes of his perfect timing, strategic plans, and specified thoughts for our lives.
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.”- Jeremiah 29:11
The bible gives evidence over and over again that age, circumstance, and human abilities have no bearing on the supernatural power of God. Will we, too, dare to believe despite how old we are or how long we’ve been waiting for something to happen?
“Sarah believed that God would keep his promise..” -Hebrews 11:11
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