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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT INFERTILITY?



When I ran an infertility support group, there were many Christian women and couples who looked to the bible for support and guidance. I said many prayers on the road to parenthood and I know many women and couples who are trying to get pregnant describe it as one of the most difficult times of their lives. It is comforting to fall back on your faith when experiencing such a frustrating and seemingly hopeless situation. I have readers from all over the world with different belief systems. However, many people wonder what the bible says about infertility and if there are bible stories of women who were infertile and how they dealt with it. Although I did have a Christian upbringing, most of my religious education was through the Catholic church which is not known for bible reading like other religions. Since I certainly can't claim to be a biblical scholar, I am including this guest post which has a three part series on biblical stories of infertility. I hope it helps those of you interested:
SEE ALSO: SAINTS FOR INFERTILITY
Are You Trying to Get Pregnant? Here is Amazing Biblical Keys to Help You! Part 1

Are You Trying to Get Pregnant? Here is Amazing Biblical Keys to Help You! Part 1



By Veronica Anusionwu

Many of you have prayed all year for God to take away the miscarriage and infertility that has troubled you and give you your own child. Low sperm count may have been an issue that has troubled you and stopped you from having your own child. You may have done all you know to do in the physical yet have no answer to your problems. It looks like God has forsaken you. It looks like heaven has become brass in your case. In times like these what can I do? You may ask?
Today I want us to visit the Bible and see someone who faced the problem of unanswered prayer and how she finally overcame it.

In the book of 1 Samue1- 1:11, I found an unanswered prayer. A woman named Hannah was offering this prayer. It becomes obvious upon close observation that she had been praying this prayer for a long time. If you will notice, her prayer is not unscriptural It is simply unanswered. All she wants is a child. However, no child is born. Day and night she cried out to God to bless her womb and enable her become pregnant with her own child, but nothing happened.

The Bible tells us that Hannah is a faithful child of the Most High God. She and her husband go to Shiloh and worship God each time there is a feast. During those pilgrimages they always make the proper sacrifices and give generously to the work of the Lord in Shiloh.

Since we know that Hannah is a faithful worshiper of Almighty God, it is only reasonable to believe she is also a woman of prayer. Because of her great desire to have a son, we know she is constantly praying to conceive. No doubt she rises early every morning with this special prayer request, "Oh, God, give me a Son!"

Like so many out there she keeps at it, Lord, take away this miscarriage, take away this infertility from my life! Visit my womb with a child. Surely she continues to call out to the Lord Almighty every single day yet nothing seemed to be happening.

Everyone in the house knows her prayer by heart. I am sure she has asked all her family and neighbours again and again to agree with her that she will become pregnant. All the angels of heaven know her desire. To put it bluntly, everyone in heaven and earth seems to have heard her prayer - that is, everyone except God. Here we see the most heart-breaking kind of prayer. It is an unanswered prayer!
The Bible tells us that sorrow over her unanswered petition finally causes her to stop eating, "In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD".

At this point she makes a radical change in the way she prays. Driven by desperation, she makes one last, violent attempt to move God's hand. Thank God, she has the sense to throw tradition to the wind and boldly take hold of that which is rightfully hers! Child of God, don't be turned off by the thought of taking violent action in prayer, for the violent leap of faith almost always brings deliverance, especially when your heaven has turned to brass.

We can see the desperation in Hannah's heart in the unusual way she forms her prayer. Her approach to God totally disregards tradition. The words she speaks can be described only as spiritual violence. It did not matter to her any more what anybody had to say.

Hannah's new way of praying swiftly moves God's mighty hand to her point of need. The Bible tells us that within hours of praying, she becomes pregnant. Take a moment, and read her most unusual prayer. (Continue reading in Part 2)

Veronica Anusionwu has devoted a great part of her life to bringing spiritual solutions from the bible to teach women how to get pregnant using God's word. She is the author of "Woman You Are Not Infertile" and "Man You Are Not Infertile, books which have helped many couples overcome male and female infertility. Her book "Who Said You Are Too Old To Conceive" will surely be a blessing to women having difficulty conceiving. Sign up for her free weekly newsletter by visiting http://www.Lwhpublications.org

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Are You Trying to Get Pregnant? Here are Amazing Biblical Keys to Help You! Part 2

Are You Trying to Get Pregnant? Here are Amazing Biblical Keys to Help You! Part 2
By Veronica Anusionwu

Hannah's Prayer:

"she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head, 1 Samuel 1:11.

In her prayer she openly accuses God of forgetting her and refusing to help her conceive. She dares to bargain with Him for an answer. She talks to God the way a child will talk to a father. She talks to God like one who has a relationship with Him. She knows God's Word does tell us He chooses to be reminded of his word, for the Bible says in, Isaiah 49:14-16.

"But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me. Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me".

I hope you caught the significance of what you just read? The Bible says your name is tattooed on the palm of God's hand. He has placed it there as a reminder so that He won't forget you. Furthermore, He plainly asks you to remind Him of his word. God wants us to remind Him of our needs, our wants and our desires.
Hannah Confronts God

Be assured that Hannah's new-found way of prayer does not contradict God's Word. She simply expresses her true feelings about her situation and how she feels forgotten by God. She literally storms heaven for an answer. She demands an answer from her God, and she gets one.

She Bargains With God
If you carefully study the next part of her prayer, you will see that she actually bargains with God for an answer.

Hannah's Prayer:
"she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head,1 Samuel 1:11. She gives her unborn child as a gift to God in faith.

Please make a mental note of the extreme value of her gift. It is very precious, for it will be her first-born son. Don't let the thought of mixing your giving and praying together disturb you. It is not unscriptural to strengthen prayer by adding something to it. Many times I always encourage people to strengthen their prayers with their giving, sow your seed into a good ground. If you are believing God to help you become pregnant sow into a ministry that God is using in the earth for such cause. Bless the orphans and give specifically by faith towards your heart's desire. Hannah did it and it moved Gods hand.

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Are You Trying to Have a Baby? Here are Amazing Biblical Keys to Help You! Part 3

Are You Trying to Have a Baby? Here are Amazing Biblical Keys to Help You! Part 3
By Veronica Anusionwu

Fasting Added to Prayer

Once the Lord Jesus himself instructed his disciples to add something to one of their unanswered prayers. If you remember, He told them to add fasting when prayer alone had failed. "And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting". Mark 9:29.

This is what Hannah did - she added giving to her prayers. You too can do the same. Note how swiftly God's hand moves when Hannah boldly adds giving to her prayer! Notice carefully the decisive steps that bring her the answer.

- First, she makes a vow (a strong promise)
- Second, she asks that she be no longer forgotten
- Third, she adds sacrificial giving to her prayers

Let's look at her prayer one more time. I want you to have no doubt about what I am saying:
"she made a vow, saying, O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head, 1 Samuel 1:11.

God remembers her, "Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah lay with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her, 1 Samuel 1:19.

There you have it in black and white! God states that Hannah's new line of prayer reminded Him of her need. I want you to notice further how quickly her answer comes. As Soon as she returns home she conceives.

While Hannah's prayer may disturb some it is evident that it pleased God. Notice that in just a few days years of unanswered prayer have ended. The miracle does not stop there.

The Bible says that after Hannah gave Samuel to the Lord's work the Lord visited Hannah in a second pregnancy "the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD" I Samuel 2:21.

Veronica Anusionwu has devoted a great part of her life to bringing spiritual solutions from the bible to teach women how to get pregnant using God's word. She is the author of "Woman You Are Not Infertile" and "Man You Are Not Infertile," books which have helped many couples overcome male and female infertility. Her book "Who Said You Are Too Old To Conceive" will surely be a blessing to women having difficulty conceiving. Sign up for her free weekly newsletter by visiting http://www.Lwhpublications.org.


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