Continuing on in the season of advent
Joseph thought he’d lost control of the situation
When the young girl he was to be wedded found out she was pregnant.
Her parents felt she had brought shame on them.
Both families I imagine, felt they had lost control of the situation.
Their well laid plans appear to be in shambles.
Like most parents, I imagined they questioned why.
“Why does he have to choose us”?,
“How can we be so sure she’s carrying the messiah?
“Who will believe she had a visit from the angel”?
Infertility, miscarriage, endometriosis, blocked tubes has scattered your best laid plans and presented you with an an uncertain future.
Your diagnosis isn’t very good, although you continue to hold on. And it seems, the longer the wait the weaker your faith. you become unsure sure how much longer you can hold on.
Mary and Joseph didn’t know what was happening but chose to trust God’s plans. His plans have a way of unfolding and working out for our good.
Maybe not exactly the way we expected, but in the end for our good.
God could have waited for Mary and Joseph to be married before coming via a legitimate route. giving legitimacy to Christ’s birth, but he chose another way.
It turns out His way was better than their plans. His plans unfolded right before their eyes and in the end was better than.
Your path towards parenting will unfold at the right time. Right now it seems like it may not happen, as you are faced with one setback after another. Continue to hope in God, this hope is not a wish but a certainty in the fulfilling of your heart’s desire.
This Christmas look to Jesus to find enduring hope and lasting peace.
Commit your worries and fears to hIm, your doubts cannot stop His plans from coming to pass. Nothing will.
He will bring His joy right into your situation and rest your heart while you wait.
Your partner in Hope