Carrie Underwood – well-known gospel and country music singer … and outspoken Christian – had two miscarriages last year … and a third early this year.
She also took a hard fall last year while walking her dogs.
She landed hard on her face, which required more than 40 stitches.
In an interview about her new album, Cry Pretty, Underwood said, “2017 just wasn’t how I imagined it.”
Everyone – Christians and non-Christians alike – tend to have expectations about how circumstances will play out in their lives…
And when our expectations don’t materialize – when things don’t happen in our lives the way we think they should – it causes disappointment … frustration … discouragement … and sometimes for Christians, anger toward God.
Fighting back tears, Underwood said to the reporter interviewing her, “I had always been afraid to be angry.”
“Because we are so blessed,” she continued. “And my son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing…he’s the best thing in the world. And I’m like, ‘If we can never have any other kids, that’s okay, because he’s amazing.’ And I have this amazing life… what can I complain about?… I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No.”
But when she thought she was having a 4th miscarriage, she got mad at God…
She told God, “Why on earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Do something! Either shut the door or let me have a kid.”
“For the first time,” Underwood told her interviewer, “I feel like I actually told God how I felt. And I feel like we’re supposed to do that.”
A couple of days after her honest “talk” with God, Underwood went to her doctor to confirm she was having her 4th miscarriage.
Instead, she learned that her pregnancy – and the baby – were doing just fine.
“He heard me,” she said.
Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are now happily expecting their 2nd child.
Watch the official music video for “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood (4 ½ minutes).
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