For those who do not know our testimony our first daughter was born on July 2, 1998… The Lord blessed our family with a beautiful baby girl named Elisia Iris Lopez but due to a chromosomal imbalance our daughter was diagnosed with Trisomy 16 and was only given 1 week to live… But God graced us to have Elisia with us 7 1/2 months… In February 1999 she took her last breath in my husband’s arms… Traumatized by the loss I didn’t try to conceive again until in 2012… Then on February 22, 2012 my husband & I had another beautiful baby girl her name was Faith Iris Lopez… Similar to her sister she was diagnosed with Trisomy 13 long arm 7 & only given a few weeks to live… Due to many complications our daughter took her last breath in April 2012, she was only 2 months old… We didn’t understand why we had to endure all these losses but I realized years later that both our daughter’s were on an assignments from God which I’ll explain in more detail later… Then 4 more times I was pregnant and I miscarried them all within weeks or months of the pregnancy but my husband & I still believe that we were going to have a baby together just like we were promised… We also had countless people speak over our lives knowing our past that God was going not only going to bless us but that God was going to us with a healthy baby despite ALL of our previous losses… As you can imagine by this point my faith was weak but that’s when I held on to the scriptures James 1:2-5 which says,
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
And with what little faith I had left I did believe that God would bless us and that He would keep His promise despite my age and past losses… Now at this point we have 6 children in heaven and it wasn’t until January 6th 2015 that God fulfilled His promise and blessed our home with a beautiful baby girl, her name is Selah Felisia Lopez & she is 100% healthy & strong, Praise God!!! People thought that we were crazy and we were and we STILL are crazy, CRAZY for Christ!!! As I explained earlier I believe that our 2 daughter’s were sent on an assignments from God, now let me explain… Elisia’s assignment was to bring me & my husband together… When Elisia was born we were not married & we were even about to divorce after she was born but by God’s grace Elisia’s loss brought me & my husband back together… Then our 2nd daughter’s assignment was to renew MY faith because when I lost my daughter Faith I almost lost MY faith but by God’s grace, time and word MY faith was NOT only renewed but it was stronger than ever!!!
So be confident if God made or makes a promise to you KNOW that He will keep His Word!!! And that His Word NEVER comes back void!!! My daughter is living & breathing proof of that…
We stood on God’s Promise & He Keep His Word… It may have taken 19 years for His Promise to come to pass we have to remember that God’s timing is not like our timing… This is why we need to remain still & trust that God is working in our favored despite how it may look or how you may feel… I don’t just know this, I live this… The life scripture that me & my husband live by is Ephesians 3:20-21 which says,
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Lord willing “God’s Promise” will be released in 2018 until then as I always say,
Stay Blessed & Always Stay Focused On Christ!!!