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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Infertility Our Own Special Wilderness

I was reading my scriptures this morning and was struck by a verse in 1 Nephi 17:3

"And thus we see that the commandments of God must be fulfilled. And if it so be that the children of men keep the commandments of God he doth nourish them, and strengthen  them, and provide means whereby they can accomplish the thing which he has commanded them; wherefore, he did provide means for us while we did sojourn in the wilderness."

One my struggles has been the commandment to "multiply and replenish the earth."  We are told to obey all the commandments but what do you do when your body doesn't work in such a way that you can obey the commandment?   I know that this scripture is talking about providing for Nephi's family by feeding them and caring for them in the wilderness, but it struck me today that we are being obedient and that the Lord will strengthen us, Nourish us with his words and like Nephi's family with the Liahona He will guide us in this wilderness called Infertility.  Adoption is our wooden bow.  We may have broken our steel bow's {infertility} but He has provided a way for us to become parents.
The April Ensign has a wonderful lesson about Faith and Infertility.  I hope if any others struggle with this issue that they will read it.  I also pray that others who have been blessed with children read it as well. We need your understanding.
I love the way you can read the scriptures many times and every time find the answers to your prayers!!

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