I have been sitting at my computer now for over an hour, trying to figure out where and how to start this blog. How do you do a blog post about Mother’s Day? I mean, I used to hate Mother’s Day with a passion. I always celebrated my mom on Mother’s Day, but deep inside me I longed to be a mom…and I hated going to church on Mother’s Day. So, if you are one who is currently struggling with this…I GET IT!
As I started really thinking about this, I started thinking about other women who struggle with Mother’s Day too. I found this list on Lifeways website:
- Women struggling with infertility
- Single women
- Moms who have lost a child
- Women who have lost their moms
- Women who live far away from their moms
- Moms who have dysfunctional relationships with their children
- Women who have dysfunctional relationships with their moms
- Moms who have had an abortion
- Moms who are waiting for adoption
- Moms who have placed their children for adoption
- Moms who have lost their children to the child protective services
- Moms of children with special needs or facing health issues
- Moms with children who are with their stepmom for the weekend
- Stepmoms who are struggling with finding balance in the midst of a blended family
There are probably even more scenarios that aren’t here. As Mother’s Day is nearing, I find it safe to say that moms, women who aren’t moms, and women in all walks of life, need encouragement on Mother’s Day.
A precious hymn keeps playing over and over in my head. Here it is…I expect you to sing it as you read it 😉
“’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to take him at his word”. Do you realize how sweet this actually is? His word is full of promises to us, His children. Here are a few promises that he has for us. These can be applied to all women, in any scenario:
- He is our help
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. – Isaiah 41:13
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1
**Let’s remind ourselves of this as we go about our days! He will help us!
- He strengthens us
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
**Now you know where you get your “superwomen” strength from. Keep this in mind and run to him for rest. I know you feel overwhelmed…but God has strengthened you.
- He will never leave us, or forsake us.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. – John 16:33
And surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalms 23:6
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. – John 14:16-17
- He LOVES us!
I could list hundreds of promises God has for us in His word.
This Mother’s Day, I pray that you know that He sees you in your current place, know that He wants you to call on Him for strength, know that He will never leave you, and know that He loves you. I urge you to rest, and find joy in His promises. Even in times like these…