I get on Jakes when he deserves it but I have to give credit where credit is due. He knocked this one out of the park!
I’ll get on Jakes without hesitation when he is off the chain. But he sometimes does things I like.
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Back in the 1990′s and early 2000′s I had a website called Christianwomen.net. That was before blogs came to be. In fact, it still exists but I have not updated it recently and it’s now in blog form.
Anyway, women would often send me prayer requests and tell me issues going on in their lives. The letter below was sent by such a woman. I’ll never forget this letter.
The letter was titled, Infertility in Christian Women
My husband and I have been trying to have children since I married at 30. We have prayed, fasted, claimed our blessing and whatever else doctors and anyone else told us to do in order for us to conceive. I have been keeping the hope for a child alive in my heart all these years, although doctors have said it was virtually impossible to conceived once I reached 40. We have been holding on to the scripture, “all things are possible to them that believe”. However, I am now fifty years old, in menopause and reality is hitting me hard in the face. I now know that we will never have our own children unless something really miraculous happens.
Can you tell me anything from the Bible that would help me through this. I have searched the bible and the bible only tell stories of women who prayed and conceived. The only women who were barren were those who were cursed. I have been saved and devoted to the Lord and my current church since age 17. The only man I’ve ever dated was the man I married…..he and I both abstained until married.
How does a born-again, holy living Christian woman reconcile what the bible says about children, all the scriptures that says “ask what you will” to the fact that this is one very important, heart rending prayer that God did not answer. What do I do from here? How can I trust him with my other prayers? My husband and I have so many whys? Any answers will be appreciated.
I remember responding to her in a very matter of fact manner. I started with her question of whether or not she could entrust God to her other prayers. The line in her letter was disturbing to me. God is not a toy, that we only trust him when he does what we desire.
I shared Job 6:8 with her where Job says, “Oh that I might have my request and that God would grant me the thing that I long for”. I wanted her to understand that many of us have had desires that we did not receive. But our trust in God does not depend on whether or not he gives us what we want. God is not santa.
And so my advice to those reading this is as follows. IF God never does another thing for you beyond the fact that he died that you might have eternal life, he’s done more than enough!
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