I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.
-1 Samuel 1:27 NIV
When it comes to the journey of TTC (trying to conceive), this is what I realized: it doesn’t matter if you’re waiting for a month or two, a year or five, or however short or long the period may be. Waiting is waiting. Period.
I would force myself to move forward whenever I learned that it’s the first day of my menstrual period, but it can be frustrating at times. Add that to the fact that people say insensitive comments about how I’m still not pregnant and that maybe I don’t want to have a baby yet. I know better to just ignore them, but still.
I recently participated in our local church’s prayer and fasting, which was a humbling experience. I was believing that God will answer my prayer on the last day of prayer and fasting. And He did.
It was the first time that I stepped out in faith by buying a pregnancy test kit. The result?
If that wasn’t enough, I had my first day of menstrual period on the last day of prayer and fasting.
For most that means “negative”. For me it was God saying, “You’re one day pregnant!”(Pregnancy officially begins on the first day of the woman’s last period, right?)
It’s more than just positive thinking. It’s entrusting everything to God because nothing is too hard for Him (Jeremiah 32:17). His way is perfect and His word is flawless. He’s a promise keeper, and I can take refuge in Him because He will shield me from any doubt or fear that I may feel throughout this journey of TTC (Psalm 18:30).
So every first day of my menstrual period, I look at it as a chance to say, “I’m one day pregnant!”