Give your plans over to God

I had always wanted to have a baby. When I married my husband, he already had three wonderful sons and the first few years of our life together were happy and fulfilling. During that time, I wondered why I had not become pregnant. Eventually, I consulted a doctor, who told me it was extremely unlikely I would ever conceive. I was devastated. I remember the chair I was sitting in as I cried and cried, sadness engulfing me. 

But even through the tears, I knew God to be Love, that He would never withhold goodness from me, and I believed this statement from Mary Baker Eddy’s book on spiritual healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494). I had relied on that truth all my life. However, in the midst of the enormous sadness I was feeling, I wondered if I would ever be completely happy again. I finally stopped crying and quieted down. 

Wait a minute, I thought. Get back to basics. I began to think: I know God exists and is here, right here, right now, with me, speaking to me. I felt calmer and listened in case there was a divine message I was missing.

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