I am sharing my testimony with you today, to glorify God, and to encourage those who are seeking His face for one thing or the other.
My wife and I got married in our hometown, Akure Nigeria, in October 1991, and for a very long time, we couldn’t have a baby of our own. As many people expected, I used my connections as a Medical Doctor, to avail ourselves of the services of the best Gynaecologists I could find in Nigeria and abroad, but none of them could help us. Several Pastors and brethren in the Lord also prayed for/with u; all to no avail! In the end, i.e. after spending loads of money, and really going around, we decided to hold our peace and wait on the Lord, whom we know has the ultimate power to turn around our plight.
I must confess that the period of waiting was very long, hard, and to a large extent, punishing. We experienced several frustrating moments, including heart-breaking jeers, painful negative comments, and mindless gossips from certain quarters, as well as societal isolation, all of which are common phenomena in our culture. Some people also ridiculed us openly, while others questioned the worth of our faith in the Lord. But thank God for giving us very good and understanding families and friends that stood by us throughout.
During the time we waited on the Lord, our heads were bruised, but we refused to bow them down; we were shaken but definitely not broken or forsaken by God. He constantly reminded us that it is our right to have children (Psalm 127:3), and that He would grant our request at the most favourable time, when His name would be glorified all over the world, and at no extra cost to us, and we believed Him. He specifically told us that He would give us a bouncing baby boy, good looking, and healthy!
I am happy to inform you that God fulfilled His promise to us on the 23rd of July 2007; after more than fifteen (15) years of waiting on Him! He gave us our son, whose names are Samuel Enioluwa (God’s man) Oluwagbohunmi (God heard my voice) Adegbulu, and he is completely who God told us he would be! His arrival gave us and countless people all over the world, profound joy, and hope. Besides, the name of God was indeed glorified throughout the world! To God be all the glory, honour, and adoration in Jesus name, amen.
My Final Thoughts!
There are many things, which I would have loved to pass across to those trusting the Lord for their own children, and/or other issues of immense value to them, but I cannot at this moment because of space and time constraints. However, I will like to base my final thoughts on Habakkuk 2:3. It goes thus: “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry’’.
Friend, I urge you today, to continue trusting the Lord for your heart desires, irrespective of what you might be going through presently. He is able and willing to answer you, but in his own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Since He met us and several people out there, at the deepest points of our needs, I am persuaded that He will meet you at yours too, in Jesus name. Amen. Please don’t give up!
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies