A Pregnant Woman Faces These Fears

For You From The Word

But now, this is what the LORD says —
he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
(Isaiah 43:1)

For You To Think About

woman in black and white photoWomen who face an unplanned pregnancy can experience many fears.

Fear is fueled by uncertainty. That’s why truth is one of the most powerful weapons in helping a pregnant woman battle her fears, particularly about adoption.

While adoption may or may not be the right option for a woman, you can help equip her to make her decision not based on fear, but on truth.

Fear for the child’s well-being. Will the child feel abandoned? Or will her child be well-loved and well-cared for in an adoptive home? The truth is that an overwhelming number of adoptees feel deeply loved by two families – their birth parents and their adoptive parents.
Fear of being labeled. How will family and friends react? Women say they struggle with comments from family and friends, such as, “How can you give up your child?” The truth is that adoption can be a loving, sacrificial act when entered into with the child’s best interests in mind.
Fear of emotional hurt. Women are worried about bonding with a child for 9 months and then undergoing the pain and loneliness of separation. The truth is that yes – separation can hurt, especially when love is part of the equation.

And the truth also is that God the Father, who gave His Son, understands that sacrifice – and reminds each woman, “Fear not, for a I have redeemed you … you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1).

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
As pregnant women consider their options, fill them with wisdom, comfort, and assurance. Chase away their fears. Replace their fears with truth.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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