Most of us have heard the story. Most of us have been annoyed with how simple it seems. Many of us are just fed up with anecdotes that friends and family use as tools during the discomfort.
Maybe God put a fireman at our window. Why turn it down? Do we have more faith by staying in a fire or climbing down the ladder?
That fireman just so happens to have a bag full of shots, pills, appointments, and ultrasounds. Is my desire to use a doctor out of less belief or out of gratefulness at what he has provided? So how does that fit with my belief that God will provide?
I think it fits well. God is big and has the capacity to move mountains. He is the immeasurably more. But the real question depends on what my faith is in. Is my faith rooted in what my current situation is or in what he has already done?
True faith is rooted 100% in what God has done through Christ. My redemption has been accomplished and my faith is that I have been saved. I can have the richest of faith that does not depend on any current circumstances. As I have come to make that realization I have come to accept that my faith in God is not rooted in whether or not we conceive. It is rooted in the place that is being prepared for me. If my faith waivers in times of infertility it is not a true faith. It is a conditional faith that is rooted in something that has not been promised.
So when it comes to anecdotes that question what God provides I can be confident that my faith does not waiver when I accept the hand of the rescuer. I am reliant on a miracle to get me through infertility. Only God can create life. Science may be a tool he uses to do so. That cannot lessen my faith in him………..especially if my faith is wholly in him.