Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Bible Women Who Dealt With Infertility

It’s hard when all you want in life is a baby, and yet, for reasons you don’t understand, God doesn’t allow you to conceive. Find comfort in these stories of Bible women who dealt with infertility.

Dealing with miscarriage and fertility issues can be devastating, and yet, God often uses infertility to produce miracles. If you’re suffering from infertility, may you be encouraged by these stories of women in the Bible who struggled with the same things you’re dealing with.

Bilhah in the Bible

Bilhah

Bilhah, remember her? We first met Bilhah in Genesis 29:29 when Rachel married Jacob, and Laban gave her Bilhah as her handmaiden. When Leah had son after son, and Rachel remained barren, Rachel first blamed Jacob for her lack of … Continue reading Bilhah

Rachel and Leah Compete

When Leah realized that she’d stopped bearing children, she forgot about praising God and instead followed Rachel’s lead, giving her maid as a surrogate wife to Jacob. Zilpah, Leah’s handmaiden, bore Jacob two sons. Leah named the first Gad, which … Continue reading Rachel and Leah Compete

Sarah and Isaac

Sarah and Isaac

For a quarter of a century Abraham and Sarah waited for their promised son. At times they lost hope. They took matters into their own hands. They messed up. They grew older. They continued to mess up. But God had … Continue reading Sarah and Isaac

Sarah in Gerar

Sarah in Gerar

After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham and Sarah moved from Mamre to Gerar. Upon their arrival in the new land, he told King Abimelech that Sarah was his sister. And just like in Egypt, the king brought Sarah … Continue reading Sarah in Gerar

Sarah Laughs

Sarah Laughs

Hagar bore Ishmael, but Sarai remained barren. Another decade passed. Abram and Sarai grew older. Then one day God appeared to Abram to establish His covenant with him. God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and changed Sarai’s to Sarah. After … Continue reading Sarah Laughs

Hagar and Sarai

Hagar and Sarai

As Sarai’s maidservant, Hagar held a position of honor among the servants. She was in a position of authority, perhaps overseeing lower domestics. Still, as a servant, she had no personal rights. She was subject to Sarai’s rule. When Sarai … Continue reading Hagar and Sarai

Sarai devises a plan

Sarai Devises a Plan

Despite God’s promise to Abram, his wife Sarai remained barren. Ten years they’d resided in Canaan, their promised land, and yet they still had no promised son. Losing confidence in God and desperate to provide Abram children, Sarai devised her … Continue reading Sarai Devises a Plan

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