My question is about fertility drugs. My husband & I are trying to have a child and I’ve been diagnosed and told that basically, the only way that I can have a child is with a drug called Clomid which makes me ovulate. So, I’m wondering if it’s a lack of faith to go ahead and proceed with some type of fertility drug? Or do I just pray about it and just wait for something to happen?
First of all, no, it is not a lack of faith on your part that you would
consider taking fertility drugs. But you do need to make sure that you do not
have a lack of knowledge also. You need to know what the side-effects and the
consequences are of those drugs. And you need to make sure that you go into it
with open eyes and an open mind. And you need to know what your expectations are
going to be.
No, it’s not a lack of faith because even if you use the drugs, you just need to
make sure that you put your faith and your trust is in God. “Whatever is not
from faith is sin.” And the Bible says, “Let every man be convinced in his own
mind. Have your faith unto yourself.” Or make sure that your faith is yours and
you’re not trying to imitate somebody else’s or reproduce somebody else’s.
But if you truly believe that this is something that you and your husband are in
agreement about, something that you guys desire, then that is not something that
is against your faith and it’s not something that proves you lack faith. It
actually proves that you do have faith, that even though you’ve been told that
you can’t have children, you’re believing God that you can. And you’re willing
to explore the opportunities and the possibilities of fertility drugs and those
kinds of things. And that’s okay.
I encourage you and welcome you to explore those, but do that with knowledge.
Make sure that you gather all the facts. Proverbs talks about gathering the
information before you set out to accomplish something. Make sure that you know
what you’re getting into and you know what the side-effects are and all of that
and you’ve counted the cost according to Luke chapter 14. Before you build
something, make sure you’ve counted the costs to make sure you have enough to
build. And we’ll be praying for you to have success and to have great results in
Why is it that bad things always happen to Children of God and then God wants us to be faithful and trusting and hope in Him? And even when you hope in Him, you always find difficulties in so many ways.
Well, life’s not fair sometimes. There’s a devil in this world. People make
bad decisions. Let’s talk about some of the reasons why bad things happen to
good people, why bad things happen to Christian people. Number one, because Adam
and Eve’s sin put into motion a lot of bad things in this world: from bad
weather to bad circumstances in life to physical health that is passed down from
generation to generation that is unhealthy and heart problems and digestive
problems and you go through the list. Where did all these things come from? They
came from when Adam and Eve sinned. Adam and Eve’s sin is one of the reasons why
bad things happen to good people.
The second reason is because just because you’re a good person, doesn’t mean you
made a good decision. So, bad things happen to good people because good people
make bad decisions. And when you sow bad seeds, you get bad harvests. When you
make bad decisions, you’re going to get a bad life. A good life comes from good
decisions in many cases. A bad life comes from bad decisions in many cases.
Again, that’s the rule of thumb. There’s always an exception to that, but that’s
just one more reason, to answer your question, why bad things happen to good
people. The same thing could be asked, “Why do good things happen to bad people?
Because bad people sometimes make good decisions and they end up having good
things happen in their life sometimes.
A third reason why bad things happen to God’s people, or to good people, is that
there is a devil in this world. The Bible says in John 10:10, “the thief comes
to steal, kill and destroy.” Jesus said, “But I’ve come that you would have
life.” James 4:7 says, “Submit to God and resist the devil and he will flee from
you.” He’s not going to flee if you don’t submit to God and resist the devil.
But if you submit to God and resist the devil, he will flee, he will run. So
that’s another reason. Now, when bad things happen, we need to fight them off,
we need to resist them. We don’t need to just accept them and tolerate it and
say, “alright, since I’m a good person, bad things have to happen to me.” They
don’t have to happen. They do happen, but they don’t have to happen.
And in life, you’re going to have tribulation, but that doesn’t mean that you
live to have a disastrous life. You’re going to have trouble, you’re going to
have tribulation, but you’re going to overcome it. God has given us His Word.
God has given us His spirit, God has given us His love, His anointing, His
gifts, His Scriptures, His promises, His blood. He’s given us all those things
to overcome tribulation, to overcome bad things and to fight against those
things and defeat them. “Greater is He that is in you than He that’s in the
World,” the Scripture says in 1 John 4:4. So don’t accept, don’t tolerate, don’t
just lay down and say, “Alright, fine. I’m just going to take every bad thing
that comes.” No, resist it and fight it with the Word of God and claim your
covenant rights as a Christian and speak the Word of God over your life. Psalm
91 says, “No evil will come near your dwelling place, nor will any plague come
near your tent.” So, you’ve got to speak those things and believe the promises
I would like to know if it is possible to regain my faith in God?
Is it possible to regain your faith in God? No question about it, you can
regain your faith in God. He has never given up on you. And He will never lose
faith in you. The Bible says in 2 Timothy chapter 2 that “even when you are
faithless, He remains faithful for He cannot deny Himself.” Our God remains
faithful to you. And He is waiting with His arms open wide.
A perfect example is in Luke chapter 15, when the Prodigal Son lost faith in his
father, lost faith in God, and then he came to his senses and came back to his
father and his father came running to him. His father didn’t rebuke him; his
father didn’t get mad at him; his father came running to him and said “thank God
for my son. My son was lost and now he’s found.” And he killed the fatted calf
and he celebrated and rejoiced and they had a party because the son came back.
So, God is waiting for you to come back to Him. He’s ready to show you what your
name represents. He’s ready to show you mercy and to show you grace. You can
regain your faith.
Where does faith come from? Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes from hearing the
Word of God.” What you need to know is that God says He’ll never leave you or
forsake you and that will produce faith in you. God promises in Hebrews chapter
13, “I will never leave you; I will never desert you; I will never forsake you,”
and therefore it is possible to regain your faith.
I have a question about healing. I know that Jesus said with his stripes we are already healed and I believe that God is a healer. My sister was diagnosed with cancer and we’ve been praying and confessing God’s Word and speaking life to her. I’m working really hard to keep her encouraged and keep her faith up. But sometimes I get so frustrated and feel so helpless, because I want to fix her; I want to do something, and I feel powerless. I was just wanting to know, does that mean that my faith has been compromised?
No. It certainly doesn’t. I think that a lot of times we feel powerless and
we have to go to the source of all power, and that is the Word of God. Remember
the Scripture out of 1 Kings 8:56, that there is not one promise from God that
has failed. And so I think that you just need to not throw away your confidence.
Hebrews 10 says, “Don’t throw away your confidence.”
Don’t give up. You keep fighting. Somebody said, “Well, what if I keep fighting
and keep standing on the Word and my relative still dies?” Well, it’s a good way
to go. There’s no better way to die than to be standing on the Word of God.
There’s no better way to go home to be with the Lord than that you were faithful
and you finished the race and you kept fighting, you didn’t quit. You keep
believing God. You keep believing for your sister.
I recommitted myself to the Lord two years ago. I attend church now and read my Bible, but every day, some doubt comes into my mind. I get one question answered and another comes up. Are these constant doubts affecting my salvation?
Doubt is not healthy. It’s wrong, it’s bad; it prevents a lot of great things
from happening in your life. So you need drive doubt out with faith. Here are
two Scriptures that you need to build your life upon. One of them is Romans
10:17: “Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God.” You cannot
get answers from people to build up your faith; you have to get answers from
God’s Word. The other Scripture that I want to give you is 1 John 5:13: “These
things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you
may know that you have eternal life.”
So, God gave us these things in the Bible so that we would know that we have
eternal life. Look up those Scriptures and all the others concerning salvation
in your Bible and feed on them, meditate on them. They will give you the
assurance of salvation because you have to believe in your heart that God raised
Jesus from the dead and you have to confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is
Lord. You are not saved by going to church. You are not saved by reading the
Bible. You are not saved by praying. You are not saved by being a good person.
You are not saved by giving money in an offering. What saves you is you putting
your faith in the blood of Jesus and only the blood of Jesus. The devil is the
author of doubt. He wants you to doubt, to be double-minded, because James 1
says, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” And a double-minded
person cannot receive from God. But you are not alone; we all have had doubts.
Just make up your mind that the Bible, the Word of God, is God’s inspired
Scripture; there is no doubting it.