We are in the middle of the two-week wait. This means we have nothing on the calendar, but the day Aunt Flo should arrive and the date we have scheduled to go to the doctor’s office for a pregnancy test if she doesn’t show up. Basically, it’s 14 days of torture.
14 days, or 226 hours, or 20,160 minutes, better yet, it is exactly 1,209,600 Seconds of questioning everything your body does and jumping to conclusions.
You’ll go back and forth over whether you should take a test or not. (P.S. You shouldn’t, by the way… especially if you’re not at least 10DPO. Infertility is expensive enough without peeing on a $10 stick every day.)
I have found that the only thing besides prayer that keeps me calm during the two-week wait is just drowning myself in scripture. Time after time we see stories in the bible of “barren” women, who God, in all His sovereignty, “opened their wombs” and gave them children. I made a list of just a handful of my favorites in case you need a pick-me-up during the two-week wait. Some I found written in journals from our first experience with infertility, and some I’ve added from this time around.
Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy and is rising up to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. All who wait patiently for Him are happy.
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
17 Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
1 Samuel 2:1
2 Then Hannah prayed and said:
“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
in the Lord my horn[a] is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.
2 “There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
3 “Do not keep talking so proudly
or let your mouth speak such arrogance,
for the Lord is a God who knows,
and by him, deeds are weighed.
4 “The bows of the warriors are broken,
but those who stumbled are armed with strength.
5 Those who were full hire themselves out for food,
but those who were hungry are hungry no more.
She who was barren has borne seven children,
but she who has had many sons pines away.
6 “The Lord brings death and makes alive;
he brings down to the grave and raises up.
7 The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
he humbles and he exalts.
8 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.
“For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
on them he has set the world.
9 He will guard the feet of his faithful servants,
but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.
“It is not by strength that one prevails;
10 those who oppose the Lord will be broken.
The Most High will thunder from heaven;
the Lord will judge the ends of the earth.
“He will give strength to his king
and exalt the horn of his anointed.”