Alexa PenaVega Clings to Faith After Daughter’s Stillbirth

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Abby Trivett

A month after announcing her daughter was stillborn, Alexa PenaVega says her faith in Jesus has been critical for the pain her family has endured in the past month.

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“Indy’s little life has transformed us,” PenaVega says. “Our family has never been stronger. My faith has never been stronger. My marriage has never been stronger… Her life was so purposeful in just that short little bit that we had with her. And while she may not have taken a breath here on earth, she did not go without purpose.”

One of the ways PenaVega says her family has been able to deal with this immense pain is through the prayers and support of those around them.

“We have been so thankful reading all of your messages of support. All the prayers that you guys have prayed; we have felt them. Let me tell you, I don’t know how else we would have gone through this season without all of you lifting us up in prayer… The power of prayer is so real” PenaVega says.

PenaVega says this has been the most traumatic thing she or her family have ever had to endure. Yet, at the same time, they have experienced ample amounts of peace.

For PenaVega, the entirety of this journey has been about seeing God give purpose to the pain she’s experienced. More than that, it has been a test of surrender to Christ.

“I don’t think I’ve ever surrendered in this way to God in my life,” PenaVega says. “Until you get to this point, you don’t even realize the type of surrender that you’re capable of.”

While she’s experienced such grief, PenaVega says that this event was not caused by God. Instead, she believes there is an enemy who wants to take people off course from the truth that God is good at all times.

“You know, it’s hard to understand why these kinds of things happen, but I want you to know that that’s not God taking a kid away from us,” PenaVega says. “I know that whenever the enemy can try to throw us off or take us out or hurt us, God already knows all the attacks of the enemy…He prepares us for them and He equips us.”

Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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