Testimony by Megan
My husband and I have been trying for a baby since August 2010. I really didn’t foresee any issues because I had always had a normal cycle. As time went on and we weren’t getting pregnant and my original doctor didn’t act too concerned or anything, I just kept going with the flow, but as time went on, I was thinking something isn’t right. I changed to another doctor and things got rolling pretty quickly. I was sent to a fertility specialist who said that I had endometriosis and that there was an issue with my cervix. To make a long story short, I had a procedure in February to clean out the endometriosis. During this time my emotions were a roller coaster and I felt like I just had to keep jumping through hoop after hoop. It was hard finding out other people were getting pregnant and I was not. I was angry and frustrated. When I went back for my follow-up in March I was told we had a 30 percent chance of getting pregnant on our own and if I didn’t get pregnant in four months to come back and talk about artificial insemination. At that point I knew I was not accepting the 30 percent and I told my husband that with God we are 100 percent getting pregnant.
I had thought after my surgery that I would be pregnant next month and but it didn’t happen. My breaking point came on Easter this year, I felt like I could not take it anymore and I knew that something had to change. I had heard of Elisha and heard some of the struggle she also having with infertility. I wanted to find a way to talk to her. One night she had posted something on Facebook and I had told her that what she posted was something I needed to hear at that moment. We began talking and sharing our stories and she had mentioned starting the ministry to help women going through these struggles. She told me of her breakthrough and turned me to read the book “God’s Plan for Pregnancy” by Nerida Walker.
Hope in God sparked in me that night.
Once I got into the book and looking at God’s Word, I began to see His promises. It says in Hosea 4:6 that his people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. I did not have the knowledge of what God says about fertility. I never knew there were so many verses on fertility. I always looked to the story of Abraham and Sarah and Hannah, but there was so much more I hadn’t even realized. Exodus 23: 25-26 says, “Worship the Lord your God and his blessings will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will MISCARRY or be BARREN in your land. I will give you a full life span.” This verse has become my go to verse. No ONE shall miscarry or be barren in the land, so that means I am not barren and I am fertile and that I will carry my children to term with the help of God and not by my strength or abilities.
My hope and faith have increased so much and my whole outlook and the way I look at my natural circumstances and speak about my natural circumstances have changed. God has set me free and has given me peace. I also started going to the HOPE support group meetings and it has encouraged me and taught me about putting God first and relying only on His promises and standing on His Word only…God is my plan A-Z.
UPDATE: Megan is now pregnant with a healthy baby girl and is due in December 2015. Praise God!