Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord. Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; Isaiah 54:1-2.
One predictable response to not having children is sadness. Bitterness and rancor may arise from hopelessness & helplessness. The society is not helpful nor supportive, the body language is discouraging. Laughter is a gift to a woman with fertility issues. Being unaware of their challenge, their countenance is obvious. For some attitudes are affected, the cycle of despondency continues. Joy is a tonic, laughter is therapeutic; a song of praise is a trigger. That was one of the secret cards of Abraham and Sarah. Sing, O barren is a commandment, not a consolation. Fertility is joy provoked, barreness is destroyed by the Joy of the lord. Joy restores hope and keeps Faith alive. Faith in God refuses sadness, God is too faithful to fail.
“The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.”Joel 1:12.
The seed can only germinate in joyful places; a joyful heart. Sadness dries up the womb, Joy fertilizes everything. Singing provokes joy and laughter; Faith in God is activated. Joy is a faith booster, just as your face brightens, your faith is activated. Joy is the recipe for more blessing, an invitation for God’s intervention. Joy is therapeutic, it’s the tonic of fertility; trusting God absolutely. Sing O barren! Joy strengthens your faith for performance. The dead parts are refreshed and revived; joy therapy. Joy gives glory to God, your shame is overturned by glory. Whatever has withered due to lack of joy is revived now; enjoy!
“And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”Romans 4:19-21.