No one knows the burden of a mother’s heart … except another mother.
You smile when you’re heart is heavy. Why? Because you don’t want your child – whether young or old – to know you’re hurting. We just can’t seem to venture beyond protection mode. It’s just the way it is.
I can’t comprehend (really, I can’t) how a mother can live her life without God being her strength. Because just as the joys run deep, so do the sorrows. And with some things, no one can hold her up but God.
Maybe your child has a chronic or terminal illness. Maybe your teenager is involved with drugs and/or drinking. Maybe your adult child is having marital problems or going through a painful divorce. Maybe your child died.
Sorrow may be carried with strength and dignity when God calls upon a mother. Yet, He doesn’t leave her to fend for herself, but carries the burden. It would crush her if she were to bear it alone.
You just have to look in God’s direction.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble.