National Birth Defect Awareness-January

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.

6 Responses

  1. Chloe says:

    Hope and pray, and with that for me any situation you’re in would go down and be a good one. So many times I have heard people lose hope in God just because they are faced with difficulties and i must say, that isn’t good at all. When it comes to birth defect, its inevitable if God has destined it to happen but also you need to pray because God said in His word that we should go to Him in prayers. If we pray any situation we are in can change. Prayer is just the key.

  2. Robert says:

    That statistic of 1/33 will have some form of birth defect is alarming. I believe that many things can be the cause of it based on what the parents had done before and during pregnancy. Vaccinations of the pregnant mother have seen negative results with infants born with problems. Though I could say much about the dangers of vaccines and why the vaccine makers are immune from any kind liable prosecution, that is another subject for another time.

    I feel that the use of vaccines, the ingestion of certain drugs, contaminated food, and risky poor lifestyle choices can have an affect on the well-being and normalcy of the unborn fetus. But as a Christian I also highly believe in having faith that God will bless you with a healthy normal baby. As the Bible says in Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Thank you for an interesting and informative post.

  3. Dane says:

    Hello there, I must confess child birth defect causes so much pain to the parents especially the mother of the child and sometimes go as far as affecting their mind and then, them making decisions not to have any more babies. But I must point is it out that that isn’t the best of options to go with. Now imagine that child being neglected by the society, if he is the only child, then he will be very bored. Families stand by each other but in this instance, even if the parent’s are there, there is till the spot of a sibling for fill.
    So at this point I’ll implore anyone in such situation to pray and have hopes in the Lord, for He is all merciful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kevin says:

    It’s unfortunate that there are so many birth defects out there. The chain of iniquities is why as people, we should always do our best to help others and remain faithful to our religion. It will make sure that our children and future generations will not suffer from mistakes that we make. On the more positive note, sometimes these birth defects can be blessings from God. One just has to turn their birth defect into their greatest strength. Great post.

  5. Stella says:

    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!

  6. Dave Sweney says:

    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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