National Birth Defect Awareness-January

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What is Birth Defect?

Birth Defect means having a physical or biochemical abnormality that is presented at birth and may be passed on from generations or seen as the result of environmental influence. This is the medical definition; but what is the spiritual reason why people go through this?

One of the most common questions nonbelievers ask is: “If God is so good and created us, why does he allow children be born with birth defects?” Birth defects come across due to iniquities. Iniquities such as bad thoughts or rejection, witchcraft or a curse. It is not the individual’s fault and” at times” not even the parent’s. For the bible says that the iniquities will pass on  the third and fourth generation; Iniquity is the chain of sins.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

Psalm 127:3-5

Many people don’t realize how common a birth defect really is. Birth defect usually occurs in 1/33 born babies in the United States. Most people know someone affected by this matter. The most common could be Autism, Down syndrome or even a Cleft lip. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time to focus on raising awareness about the frequency with which birth defects occur in the US and of the steps that can be taken to prevent them.

Overcoming It

The best way to deal with this is through faith.  Have faith in what you cannot see but believe. Through faith, many diagnosed birth defect babies are born in perfect condition. Just believe what you cannot yet see. You are an overcomer!

Watch the following short video which discusses the uncommon birth defects.

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2 thoughts on “National Birth Defect Awareness-January

  1. Birth defect is majorly a genetic disorder which some can be treated and some cannot be treated. When I first encounter one of your paragraph that says, birth disorder is a result of a sin from our earlier generations, I was like whao, how is that possible. But before I finished reading this review, I remember that maybe your view may be related to what scientist have discovered. Birth defect might arise due to ineligibility of the two parents into marriage. When they force the union, that is where we see the outcome being a wierd one e.g sickle cell offsprings.

    I don’t know how to relate a disorder as a result of mutation e.g autism, malfram syndrome e.t.c. 

    Spirituality as I heard as been doing wonder in that aspect. That is where we see a one time sicke cell patient turn normal with prayer and so on. God is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It is an unfortunate truth that there is a lot of incidence of birth defects in the world today. When I read that number (1/33) it hit me just how many children are suffering from one or another defect. I totally agree with you that faith-based solutions are the first line of defense.

    We did have faith (and still do have) and had two lovely girls many years ago now, and they each have three children that are also blessed to be free of any birth defects. I do believe it is in large part due to the grace of God that this is the case. My heart goes out to all parents and the kids that have any birth defects.

    It is good that you are bringing this up in an article, as I am sure that many new soon to be parents have got to be worried. The environment is changing and the hazards are out there seen and unseen. I remain with the belief that having faith and trust in God is the one remedy that all need. 

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