16 Sep Pressures Of Waiting For A Child
Immediately after a couple gets married next thing expected is the cry of a baby in the house. This is very common especially in Africa, I cannot say exactly how it is for other places but it is a big deal in my country Nigeria. Just two months into my wedding my mother had already started asking if I had gotten pregnant. See what I mean?
I waited for what may seem a very short time for others but for me, it was like an indefinite wait, I blogged about it Here.
Waiting for a baby can be very challenging and disheartening for couples because it is something that is expected to happen naturally. And then picture when on top of the stress the couple is already going through family and friends begin putting undue pressures on the couple too.
Couples in this boat should be very careful other wise these pressures could tear them apart. They should refuse anything or anyone point fingers at any one of them and fill the other’s heart with blame for their spouse.
My husband told me once of a couple he once knew who always fought over every single issue, they had been waiting for a child but it just wouldn’t happen though they had both been certified medically okay. Some how, her attention was drawn to the trend they had been following; they were always quarreling over this issue when she was ovulating or he always travelled at that time of month. When she noticed this she did everything to maintain the peace and once when he was getting ready to travel again at that time of month, she packed up and followed him. That month she took in for their baby.
The devil is a trickster; he always wants to stop couples from standing as one before God. He seeks to keep them in strife and disunity. Couples should be sensitive to know that the devil would pull out any and every trick on them in order to cause offense in their hearts so that their prayers would be hindered.
Waiting for a child can cause a lot of strain but couples must maintain peace and joy in their hearts and homes in order to receive from God what He has promised. They must shun all negative suggestions and influences from friends and folks and keep their focus on God and His word.
My heart often goes out to these couples because I have had a taste of what they face. I always pray for them and trust that they will receive the desires of their hearts. I must admit that this wait is by no means a cupcake, neither is the tension easy, but when they immerse themselves in God, maintain a daily trust and rest in the knowing that His love for them is genuine, they will be empowered to wait in peace and God will show up for them.
I can only pray that God will grant them His peace while they wait.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace (the peace of His kingdom) at all times and in all ways [under all circumstances and conditions, whatever comes].The Lord [be] with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (AMP)
Can you relate in any way to what I have written here, do you know of any couple going through this right now?
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