Dear brothers and sisters,be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. James 5:7-8 (NLT)
When I was desiring another child for our family a year ago, I spent some time waiting and trusting God’s timing. I remember finding this verse, and it being the very thing I needed to hear and cling to as I waited. I remember finding this verse again as I was waiting to find out if I would pregnant or not. I remember sharing this verse as my prayer request in my small group back in April, asking that I would have patience as I waited for His timing, no matter what the answer was that month (it was yes!).
Today in bible study I stumbled on it yet again. God clearly knows what I need when I need it! At now 6-10 days “overdue” I’m still waiting for His timing and needing this reminder. I’m honestly feeling hopeless that my body can’t just kick things into gear. I have contractions all the time, some painful and some evidently doing something, but nothing that will stay to finish the job of pushing her out. I will keep trying my hardest to trust in Him and wait. This little girl is part of His “valuable harvest” and I guess she is still ripening for the perfect moment.
Surely, surely…it is soon.