Last April was a turning point for my hubby and I. I just remember feeling so 'incomplete'. We talked a lot about our next steps, and that's when we made the decision to see our fertility doctor (again). We first met with our fertility doctor between February and September 2013, but decided to break and "try natural." Yea - that didn't happen. Hence why April 2014 prompted us to see the doc again. (p.s. you can see our Trying to Conceive timeline HERE).
April 2014 - Easter Weekend
I basically explained to my husband that we had to get serious about becoming a mommy and daddy - I desired it so much. That's also around the same time that we joined our small group at church. We began to see our lives change completely after joining the small group. People were praying for us and it made us draw closer to God by being in his word more.
Who in their right mind would've known that a year later, I would be 31 weeks happily pregnant, waiting on our first child? God's timing is better than our own.
Life is not always easy (true story, my friends), but there is still hope! And technically, we should shout "Glory to God!" whenever we find ourselves in tough situations. The reason? Because God is working in us! He is in process of drawing me/you/us closer to Him during those times, which in turn produces hope! Of course, this is much easier said than done... amiright?! Anyways, I don't think it's a coincidence that my SOAP this week has everything to do with tribulations and hope.
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Going through difficult times increases our hope in God.
This verse helps me to understand why God puts us through difficult times; it’s to draw us closer to him. When I am in a difficult season of life, I try to reflect on what God may be teaching me and how it may draw me closer to Him.
God, thank you for always looking out for my best interest, even if it means putting me through a difficult situation. I know that each difficult road will draw me closer to you and strengthen my hope in your promise.
Oh and HEY! Before you leave this blog post, it's been on my heart to ask for prayer requests again! I want to collect a list of prayers, print them out with your name, and post it up on my bathroom mirror so that I can pray for you every time I see it! If you don't want to share your request on my blog comments, just shoot me an email: MrsSouthernMama@gmail.com.