I have not blogged in a couple weeks. In part, I have been busy, but I have also been taking a step back to catch the vision for why I invest time in blogging. It does take a good deal of time and energy. Here is what I have come up with as I have mulled it over.
We were not meant to walk this path of life alone. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says it well, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
Pity the one who falls and has no one to help them up.
We need each other. The struggles of life are overwhelming if we do not have others around us to encourage us and lift us up when we have fallen. I see blogging as an opportunity to encourage and build up. And thankfully, as we offer encouragement to others, we ourselves find encouragement.
I firmly believe that the lessons we learn from the battles we fight are not limited to the specific obstacle we have fought. I started this blog because I have passion for encouraging those who are struggling with infertility, but I have chosen not to dwell specifically on infertility as I have written. I plan to continue putting infertility in its place. I do not believe it is healthy to keep our mind focused on the challenge we are up against. I believe we are better served by focusing our energy on the One who can help us overcome the challenge.
So I hope that if you have found your way to this blog because you, too, have struggled with infertility, that you know that my heart is with you. I hurt with you and for you (in a healthy way). I will trust God to fill in the pieces and help you apply the truth you read to your specific circumstances. Occasionally, I will use the infertility journey to help explain, but I will also use other life events as a backdrop for the nuggets of gold God sends from heaven. Because there is far more going on in life than the desire for a child – it is good to remember that.
A friend shared with verse with me last night: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
I look forward to sharing with you the comfort that God has bestowed upon me. I hope you will continue to journey with me…