Common Pitfalls of Infertility

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Not too long ago, I came across the narrative of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah in Genesis 29:31-30:24. Though I have read this story many times, I was struck by a few things I had never noticed before in regard to Rachel’s infertility. While there are several very positive examples in Scripture of women who struggled with infertility, the story of Rachel stands out as a negative example. Even though her reaction to barrenness wasn’t godly, there are several important and valuable lessons we can learn from her poor handling of the situation. 

God’s Sovereignty Over the Womb
One thing that is important to note is that it was the Lord who closed Rachel’s womb (Gen. 29:31). Throughout Scripture, we see that the fruit of the womb is either granted or withheld through the divine providence and wisdom of God. Though it can be hard to accept in the midst of…

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