El Rancho Costa Plenty
by on March 24, 2021
"Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, 'God has taken away my disgrace.'"
~Genesis 30:22, 23
In Biblical times and in many countries today it is a disgrace to be baren or to lose a child before birth.
Many believe that it is a sign of God's displeasure or a lack of love and compassion on His part.
Rachel certainly did.
She did not understand why her sister, and both their female servants could conceive and have sons.
And today we can only speculate what God's reasons were.
But what we can know is that we only see in part. We can't even begin to imagine what God is doing or why.
He holds all of eternity in His hands and we must trust Him with the heartbreak that comes with longing and loss.
Never hold your head in shame over what others have and you do not.
Grieve you loss, feel your longing, don't stand in it.
Turn it over to God and ask Him to give you comfort that satisfies you deepest longing.
Then open your eyes to the blessings He has given you already. God will remember you and remove any disgrace from those who love Him and believe in Him.
How can you help and comfort another in His love and provision?
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