If you’ve been following along, you know that this past February I suffered a fall, which led to a broken leg, surgery, physical therapy, and a long recovery. When I wrote my story back in June (“I Get Knocked Down”), I shared that while I was a bit shaken how this attack got past my guardian angels, I was not going to let Satan win and steal my spirit. I remained confident that I would fully recover from this and that God is my healer.
I also remained confident in the promise in the Bible, that “… all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
Based on this promise, I ended that blog entry on this sentiment: “God can amazingly weave a beautiful outcome from a tragedy. I will continue to stand on this promise of God’s word, and can’t wait to see what else He has planned!”
My God is so amazing that I was pregnant within two weeks of hitting the publish button on that article – more than five years after my husband and I had given up on trying to have a child.
This surprise blessing came only six-months after publishing a testimony I shared in “All Miracles, No Regrets” where I documented a co-worker’s journey to her own miracle baby. I remember sharing with her, “If I knew then, what I know now…I would command Satan and his demons to leave my womb. I would command each child-producing organ in my body to accept God’s richest blessings, and operate by God’s perfect design. I would resist the devil, and he would have to flee.”
If you ever begin to doubt God’s will for your life, you only have to find a promise in His Word, and stand in faith that the promise is meant for you. While I had given up on the promise that it was God’s will that we ‘be fruitful and multiply’ – my dad had not. The day I shared that my husband and I were giving up on having children was the day my dad picked up the mantle and prayed for His will to manifest in my life.
I was so certain children were not in my future, I went back on birth-control pills so it wouldn’t happen later in life when we deemed ourselves too old for children. But that tragic day in the emergency room led to a nurse telling me I needed to stop taking my pills immediately – as I was headed into surgery and the pills could cause a blood clot. My husband loves the saying, “Wanna hear God laugh? Tell Him your plans!”
A modern-day prophet I follow on social media recently posted a personal revelation – that Satan is still just an angel – and that all angels still fall under God’s dominion and authority. So while Satan goes about seeking whom he can devour – the prophet equated him to a wild dog on a leash. We learned in the story of Job that Satan had to seek God’s permission to test Job’s faith in God. Satan robbed Job of everything he had – his assets, his family, and his health – but by the end of the story Job says to God, “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”
God forgave Job for his doubt and gave him twice as much as he had lost. God gave him more children, who gave him grandchildren and great-grandchildren he enjoyed during his lifetime.
What a promise! “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
My prayer for you, if you’ve been trying to conceive – and are perhaps thinking it is not God’s will for you to have a child – is that you trust God’s will is always for you to ‘be fruitful and multiply’. Stand on this promise from God’s word, command Satan to leave your womb, and welcome Heaven’s reality into your life!