Mothers have a peculiar strength.
She endures childbirth, carrys heavy burdens, and perseveres through the storms of life. Truly, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
Yet, deeply within the reservoir of her strength lies tender sensitivity.
Her tears washes away the residue of concerns.
It’s God’s way.
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Yes, you can be an adult and have struggles because of your relationship with a father, mother, or both.
You may have been abandoned.
You may not have been wanted.
You may have heard lots of words spoken against you.
You may have been hurt physically.
God has wired us to overcome difficulty. You just have to want it.
But first, we begin with how much God sees your pain.
Then we ask him to help us.
And he will. In ways you may not expect. But he will.
There are times when the wind blows and causes damage.
And there are times when it’s a welcoming breeze.
Life has good and it has bad.
God is over it all.
Don’t allow what was … determine what you will be.
You have a father in Heaven who knows what you need when you
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Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me.
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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.