Colby came up with this blog title from the verse in 1 Samuel 1:20 – And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, “I have asked for him from the Lord. 

But there are also two other verses that speak to God’s perfect timing.

1 Peter 5:6 – Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

Galatians 6:9 –  And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

I love the message version of Galatians 6:9-10 – So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

‘In Due Time’ tells us that there is an appointed time for when our harvest will be ready. Just like farmers don’t reap their harvest the day after planting their crops, we too must wait. We can’t expect to pray a prayer and it be answered the next day. We must have patience and activate our faith while we wait.

I find it interesting that in the ancient world, the phrase ‘lose heart’ was used for the fear and weariness a woman experienced during her labor, but before delivery. Clearly I don’t know what either of those are like, but I imagine the labor is hard, painful, and will make you weary.  Labor is also a time that is unfinished and unrewarding but any woman in labor must press forward and she will receive the blessing and reward of her child.

It seems very discouraging to pray and do everything right and receive no results or answers. In this verse Paul challenged the Galatians and us to keep steadfast, to keep doing good, and to not give up.

The Lord has told us to wait on Him and that He will bring us our babies naturally and soon. Sometimes it can be so tempting to pick up that ovulation kit or call the doctor to set up an appointment to start medication and IVF. It gets harder as I look at all the pregnancies and all of those people pursing fertility treatments around me. I know that if I take matters into my own hand things will not turn out nearly as good as they will if I obey the Lord so I must continue to be steadfast and obedient to the Lord.

Whatever you are waiting for will be worth the wait, because in due time you will reap your harvest.

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9 Comments
  • Steph {Grace in the Little Things}
    Posted at 20:22h, 11 June Reply

    I stumbled upon this thanks to a friend commenting on a post you made on Facebook and how grateful I am that they did!
    I needed that verse in Galations today like you wouldn’t believe.
    I feel like all I’m doing in my life right now is waiting. Waiting for God’s plan to become clear, waiting for a job I can do even with my slight health limitations, and the list goes on. And it’s easy to get incredibly disheartened and want to throw my hands up in the air and cry ‘why do I even bother!?’
    So thank you for being so open and transparent, it’s a beautiful thing.
    If you could pray for me that would be very appreciated!

  • Steph {Grace in the Little Things}
    Posted at 20:22h, 11 June Reply

    By the way, love your banner image! So adorable.

  • Becky
    Posted at 08:03h, 14 June Reply

    I stumbled across your blog through Blue4Ben. I wanted to mention two things:
    1) I attended the Harvard Mind-Body Clinic and learned that for infertile women exercise can often be an issue. While it is not for most women, they have found that often infertile woman exercise as a means of dealing with the stress, signaling their body NOT to nest. They want women meditating. I began meditating up to 45 minutes per day.
    I was an exercise junkie. I came back from that clinic and stopped exercise completely. It was very difficult for me, but I was willing to try. I have had two sets of twins since. I was pregnant with the first set within 5 months. Was that because I stopped exercising? I don’t know, but I believe that it was part of the equation. Alice Domar now has her own clinic in Boston..
    2) You may want to read George Leonard’s book “The Life We are Given”. For me, reading this book was life-changing. You can only do so much – you “lay the table” and then need to have faith. Not faith in exactly the same way – but an acceptance that you have done everything that is possible and now you need to let go.

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 13:49h, 18 June Reply

    I finally had time to stop by your site today and I LOVE it. I so know the journey of the appointments and blood work. Prayers for you on this continued journey. God is good and he wants only the best for us – and we receive it when it is time!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 10:32h, 28 November Reply

    This is amazing. I love the verses. Thank you for your blog!

  • Rebeca
    Posted at 19:26h, 01 October Reply

    I am so thankful I found your blog. I was looking for more like minded individuals. Even though our trials are different, we press on to the goal (prize), and place our hope in Him who is faithful. God bless you and yours.

  • JDurham74
    Posted at 04:14h, 20 November Reply

    I have just stumbled across your blog, and I gotta say…I’m Lovin It! My first post to read was “My Husband Just Don’t Understand.” and I have followed links from there. I truly look forward to reading more as time goes by.

    I blog over on http://walkinginmydestiny.com. I would love to have you stop by sometime. I write what the Lord speaks to me in the form of devotions, and have a few more categories that is my prayer that will inspire people to fulfill their God-given Destiny. I have recently ventured into short story writing, most of which has a biblical reference.

    I am emailing you with a prayer request. Btw, Love the story on how you came up with the name. God Bless!

  • Shanelle
    Posted at 13:55h, 30 March Reply

    I needed this today. I just recently have been diagnosed with PCOS, and I went to the doctor yesterday for a further reading on my ultrasound. I was tempted to try medicine, and I asked for information on it. Immediately, the Holy Spirit told me so gently, “no”. I can’t speak for everyone’s situation, we all have different spots that we are in with our infertility struggle and have different paths we are walking on, but my husband and I are trying to do it the natural route, also. I appreciate your transparency and willingness to share in your journey. All Praise be to God, and in due time He will be glorified in this struggle.

  • Keri Underwood
    Posted at 10:48h, 07 April Reply

    That verse in Galations is so amazing. Every time I read it it just gives me peace! I stumbled across your blog on SRT and love what I have read so far! Your testimony and story is so amazing. I can’t wait to keep reading!

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