You know those people you meet and your hearts immediately connect? That's what happened with my friend, Caroline. Her words are filled with so much life and her faith stokes and blows oxygen on mine, fanning the flame for the impossible in my own story. She has become to me a dear friend, and I'm so honored to share this space with her today. I know her words will encourage and challenge your heart as they have mine.
Impossibilities for most are a topic that often goes untouched. But for me? It's something I think about every day. My husband and I were given a 0% chance of conceiving on our own. 0%. But you know what I love about God? He loves to take an impossible situation, like mine, and creates the environment for a miracle to take place. Because our impossibility has to do with birthing children, I won't just get to birth the impossible in the spiritual realm, but in the physical realm too. How amazing is that?
You see myself, and perhaps you too, aren't the first to face the impossible. It was common throughout every generation before us, including throughout the Bible too. And the amazing thing about the couples who went through impossible situations, specific to infertility, is every barren women in the Bible conceived. Hannah and Sarah contended even though they were barren. Mary, although not barren, birthed a child through supernatural conception. There is also Rebekah, Elizabeth and the unnamed wife of Manoah who had children. I don't know what their diagnosis was and I don't know what percent chance they had to conceive, but I assume like myself they had days where they felt defeated and hopeless, yet they too conceived a child.
Their children were birthed out of barren wombs.
Just as these women did, we are all designed to give birth to something impossible. God has set you up to receive a miracle and birth an impossibility out of you, but first you must allow him to do so by turning it all over to him. I believe surrender is a key part in receiving a miracle and the beautiful part about surrender is the freedom that comes with letting go of making something happen when Father is the only one that can make it happen anyway. Remember, the impossible is the realm that God operates in. What is impossible to us is what is normal to him. You can't make it happen, but he can.
The only way our children are going to enter this world is through the Father's miracle-working power. I am confident that Father is going to take a situation that is impossible on paper and birth a miracle out of it and the good news is he wants to do the same for you too. I don't know what situation you are facing, perhaps it's cancer, a financial crisis or barrenness, but I want to stand in faith with you for a miracle to take place because that is just what Father loves to do. He takes delight in birthing life into impossible situations. Not just physical births, but emotional, financial, mental and spiritual too. But first, he is looking for people and situations that are completely surrendered to him so he can perform a miracle. Don't succumb to google, doctors or the opinion of others, but instead join me in expecting Father to birth the impossible in your life. And when he does? All glory, all honor, and all praise will go to him!
"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37
Caroline Harries has a heart for those who are waiting on breakthrough from the Lord. Her unwavering faith is evident as she believes for her own miracle of children. She delights in encouraging women through her internationally followed blog and book, a 60 day devotional, In Due Time, as well as her ministry to those desiring to become mothers, Moms in the Making. Caroline holds a degree in finance and marketing from Baylor University in Texas, where she and her husband live.