When you are in the thick of infertility struggles and miscarriage, it is so easy to feel forgotten. As women, we tend to bear the silent pain and struggle of waiting without the world knowing. We field the well-meaning questions. We meticulously track cycles. We get poked and prodded. We take the tests and then cry alone at the negatives, only to do it all again the very next month. We pick up the pieces of broken dreams when our pregnancy ends. We face Mother’s Day with empty arms, hoping and praying that maybe next year will be different.
But Psalm 115:12 promises us this: “The Lord has not forgotten us; He will bless us.” His promises are good. This scripture, as well as the one above, brought me so much comfort during my season of waiting. My journey to motherhood was definitely not one that I would have chosen for myself, but the Lord used it to teach me so much. To mold me and shape me. To give me an empathy and compassion that I would not have had otherwise. His plans are perfect.
I want to encourage you, sweet friend, if you are in that season of waiting to simply cling to His promises. Pour your heart out to Him and accept His perfect comforting peace. Sometimes He makes us wait to teach us. Sometimes it is to protect us. Sometimes it is because someone down the road will need us and our strength in their time of weakness and pain. Sometimes it is simply because our blessing is not ready yet. As you face Mother’s Day, simply know that you are not forgotten. You are loved beyond measure and your rainbow is coming.