Pro life: Love is the answer

I believe in love. Regardless of the problem, God is the answer. He knows exactly how to help us. When we go to Him, with our hearts shattered into a million pieces, then He is the only who knows how to help us heal. The enemy, however, always has a lie to give us. Satan sells us hope through destruction. He tells us to do the evil thing and all of our problems will suddenly go away. After he persuades us to do the thing, however, then he disappears and we are left to deal with the consequences of our choices.
 
I imagine that many women find themselves in this state after an abortion. The enemy sells the lie that an abortion will end the pain. What he doesn’t explain is that afterward, the pain will be intensified. But it will be too late.
 
Some time back, I had a woman message me on social media. She had just found out that her baby was affected by Amniotic Band Syndrome. She was distraught and wanted to ask me questions. Even though I did my best to answer her questions and reassure her that many people not only live with Amniotic Band Syndrome, but they thrive as well, she still decided to have an abortion. I even offered to take the baby from her once it was born, but she stopped responding to me.
 
I was devastated. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the fact that at any time someone can just decide that they don’t want a baby anymore and then end its life. I grieved for the little baby who was rejected by the very person who was assigned to protect it and care for it.
 
For months, after she had the abortion, I was angry with this woman. Holding the anger in my heart, however, was not pleasing to God. So I released it and prayed for her every day instead. Those who hurt others or take another life are not well. They need God to touch their lives. And they need our prayers.
 
When I was pregnant with my oldest son, my doctor wanted to do extensive testing to see if there was anything wrong with him—since we still didn’t have a name for my condition. I refused. It didn’t matter to me either way. While I didn’t want either of my children to have my condition, it would not have changed my love for them.
 
Having a baby is one of the greatest gifts from God. I can’t even put into words what my children mean to me. So, if there is anyone out there contemplating having an abortion, I beg you to reconsider. God can help you every step of the way. Then, once you have the baby if you don’t feel that you should raise it, ask God to help you find the person who should. Right now, there is a woman praying for the gift of a child, who can’t conceive or carry a baby full term. Your problem could be her greatest blessing. Please, make the best choice and give your baby the gift of life.
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