Comment: Many a mother has been laid to an early grave because her health was poor and she kept taxing it with pregnancies.
Response: If that is true, then God failed these women by sending them too many babies. How could the maker and taker of life make a mistake like that? I just don't understand how one can fail to see the sovereignty of God when claiming that these women, who accepted God's eternal blessings of children, were "sent to early graves" due to God's mistakes in creating lives and/or the women's failure in preventing them. Biblically, I just don't see the reasoning behind this.
In Job 33:4 is says, "The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life." Since GOD (the Almighty) GIVES life. He has the final say in whether we live or die. The sustaining of life is God's realm, as it is His realm in creating life. the ALMIGHTY gives life. We can't force Him to give what is not ours to give.
Psalm 49:7 "No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him..." So, we cannot redeem our lives without God's approval. If it is our time to die, then we will die that day inevitably. The only way we can speed up death is by sinning or being careless in our actions. Allowing God the ability to create life inside us is handing LIFE over to Him. How is that careless? Oh, and in case you're wondering...yes, this verse is talking about a PHYSICAL life, not a spiritual (although obviously God is the only redeemer of the spiritual life, as well), because In verse 15 it says, "But GOD will redeem my life from the grave..." So, here we see that God will redeem lives, as He pleases....not man. We are unable to redeem life on our own and without His hand on the matter. Preventing His hands from creating life in our wombs does not buy us more time. He is in charge of the creation and the taking of life...or at least he SHOULD be.
In Luke 12:25 Jesus says, "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this little thing, why worry about the rest? O You of little faith!" This just sums it all up! We are unable to add to our life without GOD's consent and His hand in the matter. We assume the awesome responsibility of preventing life, making the costly and boastful assumption that God needs, requests or expects this help (in whatever circumstance), yet we can add no hours to our own lives. THAT is why I leave it ALL to Him!