Many do not understand the reasoning behind the Quiverful Movement beliefs. Why in today's world of modern medicine and technology would anyone refuse to use birth control and leave their family planning to God and fate? The answer, for those of us who have adopted Quiverful beliefs, is simple. God doesn't make mistakes.
I am the only child out of four pregnancies and deliveries to survive in my family. My mother had a horrible time carrying babies to full term. My older sister was born, but died within two weeks due to undeveloped lungs.
Why did I survive?
I was born a month early, weighing only 4 pounds and was diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy. Why did God allow all of that to happen? He has plans. There are things we do not understand but I understand this, ” I was not a mistake.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV), “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalm 139:13 (NIV), “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.”
There are many events during my lifetime that I wish I could erase, but then again there is so much that I've experienced that I am so grateful for. I may not be able to type with my left hand, wiggle my toes on my left foot or blink my left eye, but I've lived 38 good years so far on this Earth and hopefully have many more to look forward to.
I met and married a wonderful Godly man almost 20 years ago. I've been blessed with four beautiful, healthy children. God has opened windows of opportunity through my struggles and my trials to share with and encourage others on their life's journey. Even through the heartbreak of two recent miscarriages, God has used my journey and my struggles to help others. None of us know exactly what tomorrow holds.
Yes, we'll have decisions to make, but I have chosen, as far as family planning is concern, to put it all in God's hands. I want to see what he has planned next. Will I be blessed again with another child? Only God knows, and if the answer is yes, I know God will have plans for that little one as well, because God never makes mistakes. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. To God be the glory.
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