Lie #4: God has forgotten me, otherwise, He would have given me a baby by now.
Truth: God never forgets.
And He has such tender words to the barren woman in Isaiah 54 (I encourage you to read that chapter):
Do you know what God tells the barren woman to do? Sing.
(Sounds crazy, I know.) But, He first tells her to “sing,” and lift up her voice. Because He is going to enlarge her territory. And next He says, “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated…” (Isaiah 54:4a NIV)
But isn’t that the fear…that you will be ashamed? Disgraced? Humiliated? Forgotten?
These fears come from the evil one, and not from your Abba Father.
Maybe your body has failed you, maybe people have failed you, or you have failed people. But you know what? He never fails. His love never fails. And so you can put your hope in Him.
He says, “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” (Isaiah 54:10 ESV)
You can put your hope completely in Him. No matter what happens this week, this month, or this year. His steadfast love shall not depart from you.
And then He says,
“O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.” (Isaiah 54:11)
I don’t understand all of Isaiah 54 in it’s entirety, or what is symbolic and what is literal. But here are some things that this chapter points about God’s character and His love for the “barren woman”:
He sees you.
He speaks tenderly to you.
You are not forgotten.
He is going to expand your territory.
His love for you will not be moved—even if the mountains come crashing down.
He will not fail or forsake you.
He will take away your shame. Forever.
He is building a beautiful foundation for your life.
Oh beautiful one reading this today, It’s time. It’s time to stop wallowing in the darkness. For He has ordained your life with purpose. Can you sense it?
Today, you are alive.
You are bursting with life–if His Spirit lives in you.
Today, you are Beloved Daughter.
You are precious, and honored in His sight.
Today, God is gracious and kind.
He delights to give you a thousand gifts you could never deserve.
And He is full of grace and truth.
Today, He is establishing His beautiful purpose for your life.
Today, may the Spirit of Truth come rushing in and cast out every lie. Every single one. So that you will know the Truth, and speak the Truth, and believe the Truth–and that the Truth will set you free.