If you aren’t familiar with the term “two-week-wait”, it is the time between ovulation and your expected period or otherwise potentially confirming pregnancy. Many women endure this wait with hope and expectancy, and at times feel loads of anxiety as they wait. This wait can be a rollercoaster of emotions and it can be tempting to let fear of the unknown grip our hearts. Each month that passed was challenging to say the least.
If you are all too familiar with this two-week-wait, my heart aches with you in your wait. I pray that the Lord gives you the desires of your heart and that you lean on Him solely in the midst of your waiting season. I pray that He fills you with a peace that blows your mind, regardless of what the result is after the weeks of holding your breath. I am praying fervently that every soul that reads these words and every family that is waiting for God to unfold His plans, that your hearts would not grow weary and that you’d remember that you are not alone in your wait. I pray that the gift that your heart desires does not become greater than your desire for the Giver of life. As God has tucked this dream into your heart, I pray that you’d trust Him in the wait.
These are the 14 bible verses that I cling to in the two-week-wait:
”In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” 23 But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake.” alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
1 Samuel 1:26-27 (ESV)
"And she said, “Oh, my Lord! As you live, my Lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him."
Psalm 84:11 (ESV)
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly."
Psalm 113:9 (ESV)
"He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Praise the Lord."
Psalm 127:3-5 (ESV)
"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 130:5 (ESV)
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope."
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."
Luke 1:45 (NIV)
"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"
Romans 8:26 (ESV)
"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)
"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
Genesis 25:21 (ESV)
"And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived."
Galatians 1:15 (ESV)
"He had set me apart before I was born, and called me by his grace."
Hebrews 11:11 (ESV)
"By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised."
James 1:17 (ESV)
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."