Here are a few ideas on how to keep the faith when you’re trying to get pregnant. “Keeping the faith” doesn’t necessarily mean believing in God for everyone, but it does to me! These tips are for believers who are clinging to God – and for non-believers who are keeping the faith in a Higher Power.
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A couple years ago, I worked with a woman who had been trying to get pregnant for three years. Keeping the faith was so hard for her – she as discouraged, disappointed, downtrodden. I did my best to help her stay faithful and courageous, to keep believing that she would get pregnant some day! But I soon realized that there was nothing I could do or say to keep her faithful.
The good news is that today she is the mom of a one year old daughter! It’s awesome, and I am so glad for her. Her faith wavered when she was trying to get pregnant, but she managed to stay hopeful.
How to Keep the Faith When You Want to Get Pregnant
If you struggle with your faith, read Trusting God When You Can’t Get Pregnant.
Stay connected to your inner source of hope
God loves you and wants the best for you. He is taking care of you, and knows the desires of your heart. He knows how much you want to get pregnant, and how hard keeping the faith is. He is walking alongside you, supporting to you, listening to you, and preparing your future as only He can. You have to trust Him, my friend. Keep the faith, for your life is unfolding exactly as it should. God will give you want you need.
Trust that God will do what is right
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” -Max Lucado. Keeping the faith when you’re trying to get pregnant is about knowing how to connect with God and ask for what you want.
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Read how others kept their faith in God
If you haven’t read the Psalms in the Bible, you’re missing some of the most dramatic, eloquent, heartfelt writing on earth! The Psalms are about keeping the faith during fear, insecurity, pain, suffering, and living in the valley of the shadow of death. Our desire for children, for life, for survival is as old as time itself. Know that what you’re going through has been experienced before. Gain strength from the struggles and survivals of others – both in ancient times and in current days.
Pour your heart out in writing
When was the last time you wrote about your fears, hopes, dreams, disappointments, frustrations? Writing is one of the best ways to express yourself – and to communicate with God. Tell Him how you feel. Show Him the worst. He can take it! Keeping the faith when you’re preparing to get pregnant always involves honesty about how you feel and what you’re going through.
“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi. Read How to Pray for a Baby.
Balance prayer with action
“Act as if everything depends on you. Pray as if everything depends on God.” You can’t sit back and wait for God to make you pregnant. That’s not what keeping the faith is. You have to take action in the direction of your dreams.
Take action to get pregnant
In 13 Tips for Getting Pregnant Without Taking Fertility Drugs, I list several things to do when you’re trying to conceive. Do them. Pray. Keep the faith. Repeat!
My prayer for you is that you don’t let the struggle to keep the faith overwhelm you. I pray that you find peace, joy, and security when you’re trying to get pregnant, and that you connect with God in authentic and heartfelt ways. I pray you turn to God no matter how you feel. Above all, I pray that you ask Him for the strength and courage to cope with whatever He has planned for you. I pray He grants you faith, acceptance, and love as you keep walking in faith.
I welcome your thoughts on keeping the faith when you’re trying to get pregnant. You don’t have to believe in God to comment — or to ask me to keep you in my prayers.