For This Child I've Prayed - A Post From My Sister
For years my family has gotten on our knees and prayed earnestly to the Lord that my sister would get pregnant. Kara and her husband, Trey, have gone through an unexpected journey of infertility. This past March, I received an even more unexpected text that she took a pregnancy test and it was POSITIVE. Let's just say that I danced around the living room and praised God with overwhelming tears of joy for days. However, this pregnancy journey has been another unexpected one. They found out at a routine appointment that their daughter has the markers for Down Syndrome. Unexpected news to us, but news that doesn't shock the Lord.
Though life is sometimes unexpected and different than we would have planned, we rest in God's sovereignty and perfect plans. His love never fails, even when we receive news that we would have never thought would be delivered to our ears. He knows. He hears. He loves. He is good. This is the hope we cling to!
It is my sister's prayer that this post points you to Jesus and Jesus alone. If you are struggling with infertility, with news of the unexpected, with any suffering or ailment in this world that has left you wondering if God is good, read this and remember that He is. Even when we don't understand the road we take, He is still good and He loves. Oh how He loves!
May your heart be blessed and may Christ be glorified.