May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In my journey to motherhood, I spent countless hours taking my temperature, relying on prescriptions, shots and seeking medical advice. It was a tiresome process that drained my joy and left me feeling exhausted and hopeless. The journey caused anxiety, depression and increased tension between my husband and I.
I wanted to be a mother and I had my eyes set on only the traditional concept of conceiving and birth. My mind had not yet grasped the option of foster care or adoption. I was singularly focused and did not have an open heart.
In Romans, we are instructed to allow the God of hope to fill us with all joy and peace as we trust in him. Joy and peace are not blindly handed to us, but rather a gift in response to our trust. A gift that will overflow us with hope.
Placing our trust in earthly desires often leaves us hopeless. I was trusting doctors and medicine, not the promises of the God of hope. By returning my trust to Him, my joy and hope were restored.
When I opened my heart to the idea of foster care and adoption, acknowledged and trusted the nudge from God, I was enclosed in a cocoon of peace. The God of hope restored my joy and enveloped me in the peace of his promise.
Allow God to restore your hope and fill you with joy. Your journey to motherhood does not need to be bathed in sadness. Place your trust in the God of hope and be filled with all joy and peace from the power of the Holy Spirit.