Children are a blessing. But God doesn't bless everyone with children. Some hope and pray for a family and God graciously grants their request. And yet others continually go before God's throne petitioning him for a child, only to be met by deafening silence. They see friends praising God for their pregnancies and months later welcoming little ones into their homes and hearts. Even innocent questions, like, "How many children do you have– serve as painful reminders of a club the infertile wish to join but are forbidden. How can we be encouraged when our arms remain empty?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: 1 Chronicles 29:1-20, Luke 18:18-30, Luke 21:1-4, 2 Corinthians 8-9, Genesis 1:26-31
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: God understands your sorrows.
—Teaching point two: God loves you, even if he is silent.
—Teaching point three: Embrace your grief.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM LEADERSHIP JOURNAL
• "Ministry to the Infertile" by Beth Spring
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