Children Overcoming Obstacles Prayer


When my husband and I found out I was pregnant, we were so excited that our prayers had been answered. It wasn’t until our 20-week anatomy scan that we found out our baby boy had a kidney disease.

We discovered he had a multicystic dysplastic kidney, meaning he only had one functioning kidney. This required us to have ultrasounds every month to measure the growth of his right kidney and make sure his left kidney was still functioning. This was a difficult process for both my husband and me. All we could do was lean on God and trust in His plan. We prayed every day that God would perform a miracle and heal his right kidney. But at each appointment, we found out that his kidney and the cysts had grown.

At 38 weeks pregnant, I was induced and we were able to meet our beautiful baby boy. While we were in the hospital, they did an ultrasound and confirmed that he did only have one working kidney. They also found two more cysts on his bladder. This is something we will need to continue monitoring his entire life. Our hope is that no complications will appear, and the non-functioning kidney will shrink and disappear along with any cysts. All we can do is continue to put our trust in the Lord and know that He is in control.

This experience has taught me how to lean on God and put all of my trust in Him. He has shown my husband and me how to be thankful we have our son rather than to be bitter that he has a kidney disease. This is out of our control, and I have to trust God’s plan.

It can be so easy to get overwhelmed and anxious not knowing what the future holds for our son, but we have to choose to trust in the Lord. God has given us peace through this entire process, and I believe God is using this to teach me how to trust Him through the good and bad.

Whatever happens, I know God will be there to walk our family through it.

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