Question: “I’m pregnant, but we’re not married, and I’m so ashamed. I’m having a crisis of faith. I always thought it was true that God won’t give you more than you can handle… well, this is definitely something I don’t think I can handle! I’ve been praying over what to do. Where do I turn?!”
Answer: Because God loves you, He knows that sometimes, He must give you more than you can handle. God allows us to be in circumstances where we don’t think we can handle it so that we come to depend on Him more! People sometimes think that they can do everything on their own. When this happens, their pride is dragging them down.
To keep us aware of our need for a Savior, God lovingly gives us a glimpse to see just how much we can handle. Here are just a couple of examples: He gave Moses 600,000 finicky travelers and He gave the 11 apostles the job of spreading the gospel all over the world. So, He’ll sometimes give you way more than you think you can handle, too. But know that as He gives you this challenge, He’s still there for you and loves you.
God has given you the power of choice in this situation. No matter what you decide for your pregnancy, God has given you this opportunity. He knows that you can make the tough decision of what’s right for you and your baby.
If you and your baby’s father don’t think you’re ready to become parents, you can still give your baby the gift of life by choosing adoption. With open adoption, you can select the adoptive parents for your baby, and decide how things go at the hospital. You can also get updates on your baby as he or she grows up if that’s what you’d like. Lifetime Christian Adoption has a large variety of faithful, pre-screened Christian couples who are ready and eager to adopt a baby.