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By   •   February 20, 2014   •   Topics:

Q:

I'm pregnant, and now my boyfriend wants nothing to do with me. I thought having a baby would bring us together, but it didn't. Now I have to decide if I'm going to keep the baby or have an abortion. I'm so confused. Nothing is turning out the way I hoped it would. What should I do?


A:

One of life’s hardest lessons (and one that I’m afraid some of us never learn) is that bad decisions always result in bad consequences — always. And hard as it may be for you to admit, you’re a victim of the bad decisions you’ve made.

But don’t make things worse by making more bad decisions! That little child growing within you isn’t just a piece of useless tissue, to be thrown away and forgotten (as some contend). He or she is a person, incomplete and not fully formed as yet, but a person nevertheless in the eyes of God. God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5).

It may not be realistic for you to raise this child, but countless childless couples today would be thrilled to have the opportunity to do so. God has a way of turning the hard places in our lives into good, and this could be true for you. Placing your child up for adoption may not be easy for you in the short term, but later it could bring you great joy and peace.

The most important thing you need to do, however, is to turn to Jesus and open your life to Him. God loves you, and He wants to mend your hurts and give you hope for the future. With Christ in your heart, this can happen — beginning today.

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3 Comments

  1. Denise says:

    My husband and I are one of those “childless couples” and this answer is right on point… We would be thrilled to raise a child. We prayed for years for a biological child and miscarried. Then we felt God leading us toward foster/adoption and have been praying over a year now for a child… Please choose adoption over abortion for the miracle God has created in you….God has someone out there that can love your child and show them the love of God…I pray you find HIS love as well through this journey…

  2. Andrew says:

    You see God is LOVE – SIN is not what people think – like taking away the fun of sin – like having sex without marriage and planning.. SIN destroys….God loves you and hates SIN because it destroys life beauty. God doesn’t want you to have a miserable life because you had to give it away to adoption, that baby is your own flesh and blood forever. This message is for everyone

  3. Dave says:

    There are churches that care for single mothers and children. Please call them.