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FW_Moms Who Hurt

Sitting back and observing the mothers in my life, I am truly impressed.

There are moms with little ones who need constant attention, others with children who have health challenges requiring ingenuity, and still more who have their own struggles, yet they put their children first.

What is it about motherhood that fills our hearts with so much love for our children that we are willing to lay down our lives?

Could it be that a mother’s heart reflects the heart of God? This is the God who declares: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me” (Isaiah 49:15-16, NASB).

God understands our mother’s heart because He created it in the image of His own. He knows where we are at all times, protects us, watches over us, blesses us when we obey, and sings songs over us to pour out His affection and dreams for our future.

This same God has compassion on those who ache, worry, wonder, dream, and work so hard to build into the little ones (and not-so-little ones) in our care. We can bring him every worry and care, every heartache and dream. He understands. He loves and watches over moms.

If you are hurting this Mother’s Day, I want to remind you that our Heavenly Father loves you and has compassion for you.

He says this in His Word: “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires.  I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.  In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you” (Isaiah 54:11-14 NASB).

He also promises: “’No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me’ Says the Lord” (Isaiah 54:17, NASB).

Whatever your situation, whatever your heartache, your Heavenly Father is near. Pour your heart out to Him and let the Lord fill you with faith to stand strong and believe that our God Most High is bigger than any situation. Nothing is impossible for Him (Luke 1:37)!

 

Meredith Curtis, pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom of five amazing children, has been married to her college sweetheart for 30 years. She loves Jesus, leads worship, homeschools, writes, mentors ladies, and sometimes even cooks dinner! She is the author of Joyful and Successful Homeschooling. Click here for more info on Meredith!

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