All of the women in the Bible who couldn’t have children mourned deeply. Their own bodies were betraying them. Their monthly periods reminded them of this fact. Women were created with ovaries, wombs, eggs, fallopian tubes, and breasts. They were created to bear children. Women today who are barren and want children mourn deeply.
Most women in the Bible had lives that revolved around being wives and mothers. There was no birth control. They needed husbands for protection and provision. Yes, there were exceptions but the norm was being wives and mothers, since most women became mothers once married.
Here’s a post I share frequently for those who are single or barren. Women were created to nurture, and God didn’t mean nurture pets.
“Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety” (1 Timothy 2:15). Contrary to popular opinion, God did create women to bear children. Does this verse mean that childbearing saves us? No, it means that childbearing is our role that God has given to us, but what saves us is continuing in faith. It’s faith that saves us; faith in Jesus Christ and what He did for us. But childbearing is God’s design for women. Before birth control, women knew and understood this. It didn’t need to be taught, and it wasn’t mocked like it is today.
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.