Derly Panganiban and her husband experienced one of the worst tragedies any parent could ever go through – the loss of their unborn child due to ectopic pregnancy.
It happened so fast that it left the couple reeling from their loss.
Derly could not bear losing their second baby and the tragedy left her traumatized. She quietly grieved for her baby.
The pain consumed her and she could not see the light at the end of this season filled with regrets and fear.
“It was so painful. I loved my child and I thought I took care of us very well.” Derly lamented, “But now, my baby is gone.”
She blamed herself for the tragedy and wondered if their marriage could even survive. “What would my husband think?” She worried, “What if his love for me changed?”
Even in these dark times, Derly still believed that God saw her brokenness and somehow, she knew that He could heal her shattered heart. Her relationship with God became her strength during this very difficult time.
She didn’t know when or how but she knew that in the midst of her tears, she would find hope and peace.
Thankfully, Derly came across The 700 Club Asia the exact moment the host prayed for a woman who just underwent a medical operation and doubted if she could still bear a child.
Encouraged by the prayer, Derly believed that if it was God’s will for her to get pregnant again, it would happen.
“I had new hope,” she shared. “I entrusted everything to God.”
A few months later, Derly found out she was pregnant again! She successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl and named her Shekinah, because she is a symbol of God’s presence in their lives.
“I want to thank The 700 Club Asia for allowing God to use your program in giving me hope,” Derly said. “God healed my heart through your show. Our baby gives us immense joy! She is a huge blessing from God.”
Like Derly, do you need hope and healing right now?
When circumstances are challenging, you can take comfort that God will hear you as you pray. Find hope that He will rescue you, as you trust Him to restore your heart and your health.
“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.” (Psalm 107:19-20 NLT)