Jenna’s Miracle Testimony | Overcoming Loss and Miscarriage
I’m Jenna Joyner. I’ve worked behind the scenes of Miracle Word Ministries for the last six years. More than anything else, I have always wanted to become a mom. I married my husband, Ralph, in 2009, and soon after, I was told I couldn’t have children. I was devastated, but my desire to have children grew stronger. At that time in my life, I was still a young Christian. I had only been saved for about two years. I didn’t have faith to initially combat the report I received.
As time passed, my faith grew. I started to understand my rights as a child of God. I realized what God could do for me, so I started believing for a baby. Three years later, I started believing God for a baby. In 2012 I became pregnant with twin girls Isabella and Jasmine. I went from not being able to get pregnant to now having two babies inside of me. I can’t even describe the joy I felt.
During my 20-week check-up, I was told my body was starting to go into labor. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, I delivered them both. I was able to hold them, but after a breath or two, they didn’t survive. It’s hard to even describe the feeling that rushed over me. All at once, I was sad, mad, hurt, and heartbroken.
After some months passed and my body recovered, I decided to try getting pregnant again. I did, but this time it ended in a miscarriage. What was going on?! I was told that I had a rare tumor in my uterus and would need a hysterectomy along with chemotherapy and radiation.
The first question I asked was, “So you are telling me I WILL NOT be able to have children?!” He said, “you will not be able to carry a child, but someone can carry it for you.” At that moment, I could have caved, given up, and gone with that suggestion, but it didn’t line up with what I knew the Lord had prepared and promised for me.
I made up in my mind to stick to Plan A—The plan Jesus had for Ralph and me. So, in the doctor’s office, I didn’t even hear that I had cancer. What I heard was another lie coming against what was promised to me—motherhood. I was contending for the word I received (that I’d have a baby), and at this moment, I knew this was an attack from the enemy.
It was no coincidence that at a time I was believing God for a baby, there would be an issue with my uterus. I went home and really started to study the Word of God and build my faith. We met with our Pastors. Not Facebook. We prayed and fasted, believing God to turn it around quickly. I chose to have another test done before any surgery would be scheduled.
A couple of days later, I got a call from the Oncologist. He said, “I had to call you myself. Your test results came back, and the tumor that was there is now completely gone, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE!” I felt faith rise up in me like never before!
Soon after, in 2014, I was pregnant again with our son Mason. This pregnancy also didn’t end well. He was stillborn at full term. I was heartbroken again, holding my third dead child. As my husband and I sat in the hospital holding our sweet, beautiful boy who wasn’t breathing, I began to lift my hands and say, “I praise you, God, I love you, and even though this situation can’t look any worse, I know you are a good God, and you will turn this around!”
I chose praise at that moment instead of getting angry. As I did, I felt a shift. When I got home, I asked the Lord to show me women in the Bible who could not have babies and how they received their miracle. I made this a daily study. I wrote them all down along with Scripture stating they had no children and Scripture where they had their children. I posted it all over my home. Every time I was in front of it, I read them out loud along with a confession, I wrote what I was believing for. I was not giving up. This time I was like a pit bull whose jaws were locked in on what it wanted. Enough was enough. I was officially at war with the devil. It was my right as a child of God to be fruitful.
On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, Carolyn texted me from a meeting in Georgia. She told me that Ted spoke into the camera and that word was for me. I was at my home church that night and had not watched the livestream yet. When I did, Ev. Ted had pointed to the camera and said: “you will hold your miracle in your hands by next June”. My faith immediately latched on. I knew the word was 100% for me. I kept it on my computer and phone and would listen to it almost daily. Just a few months after that night, I became pregnant.
Even during that pregnancy, the devil tried his hardest to come up with more bad news for me. This time I was prepared with ammunition. I now enjoy every day with my now four-year-old daughter Isabella Faith who was born on June 5th, 2016—one year from the date my faith latched onto that Word!
Shortly after Bella, we had another girl Jasmine Grace-Machpelah who is two years old. God restored us and gave us our heart’s desires. I never gave up on my promise. The heartbreak was real. The pain was real, but I also knew God’s Word was real. The confessions and Scriptures I said daily became even more real. I never turned on God and always trusted Him. We stood on the Word and pulled the supernatural into the natural. I would say, “they don’t know my God!” I pressed on until I saw our miracles and held them in my hands.
I believe my testimony is an encouragement to you and a reminder that God is FAITHFUL! The Bible says in Numbers 23:19, God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through. I still have my scriptures and confessions I stood on. If you’d like a copy, please email me at email@example.com I will be happy to email you, pray, and believe with you to have what God says you can have!
Listen to Jenna share her powerful testimony in this podcast episode on the Carolyn Shuttlesworth podcast!