Unplanned Isn't the Same as Unwanted
According to statistics, almost half of the pregnancies in America are unplanned. According to scripture, absolutely 100% of pregnancies are planned by God.
Many women who are surprised by a positive pregnancy test continue on with the pregnancy, ready and willing to care for a baby they never expected but that they joyfully welcome. We rejoice with them as they accept that even though they may have planned on 3 children, God’s plans are almost never the same as our own. For those women who are devastated by an unplanned pregnancy, there is hope for them, too.
As our ministry sets out each day to reach women who have found themselves in an unthinkable situation, our prayer is to have the message and the heart that relays God’s love for them. We want to help them consider that an unexpected baby is God moving within her life for a purpose greater than what she can understand at that moment. The one thing we do know, is that purpose will eventually be revealed. Probably not that day, maybe not by the time the baby is born, but at the right time, God will make it be known to each woman the purpose He has for her and her child.
With the loudness of the pro-choice/pro-abortion movement, sometimes it can be difficult for some women to hear that message of hope. There are so many messages coming from the media, Planned Parenthood, and women’s rights organizations that tell women that if they didn’t plan that baby, then they shouldn’t want that baby. Our message of hope must become louder than their message of despair.
Through Mary, God showed us centuries ago that even the most unlikely and undesirable circumstances of an unexpected pregnancy great blessing and prosperity can come from it. Each time we park a mobile unit in a neighborhood, and even one woman steps on board, we have confident hope that she will see just how planned and expected her baby really is.
“…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
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Published on Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 5:26 PM EDT