Today we will finish with the last promise from our 4-part series in which we have been pinpointing ways moms can celebrate and rely on God’s promises for us. We hope you have enjoyed this month of Mondays as we’ve explored specific verses of scripture and discovered what they might mean for us today.
I studied the congregation of believers sitting around me – all strangers to me. The pesky lump in my throat refused to go away, and I was certain that tears were close behind it. Hold it together, girl. I tried coaching myself. If the floodgates open, your eyes will be all puffy, your nose will get all red, and then you really won’t have a chance at making any friends.
I was drowning in loneliness. A young mama. A brand new state. And a total mess. All I could think about was missing my parents and my best friend and the life I had known before our big move north. I had absolutely no clue how I was going to make it through another day, let alone another week.
Deep down I knew this was what God had for me. And deep down I knew Him to be a trustworthy God. But the reality of lack seemed earsplitting in comparison to my quiet little faith.
But we serve a God who can hold back raging waters to make a dry path; who arranges the stars and keeps them in their proper place. History is filled with last minute rescues where at exactly the right time, God provided exactly what was needed. A lamb for the sacrifice. Food for the starving. Oil for the widow who had none. And best of all: a Savior for the sinful.
Yes, God in His faithfulness knew all about my loneliness. He had heard my crying and seen my numerous tears and piles of tissues. He knew I was feeling overwhelmed and under-encouraged.
So He raised up a support system for me. A group of mamas who were going through the same season of life as me. The diapers, the late-night feedings, the sleeplessness, and accumulating piles of undone dishes and dirty laundry. Women who could loudly say: “Me too.”
He provided just what I needed, just when I needed it.
Sweet mama, I don’t know what your situation is today. Maybe your wallet is close to empty and your faith feels drained and dry. Or maybe you’re feeling discouraged in your current mothering season, desperate for comfort and dreaming of CHANGE. (Want to hear more on this subject? We just did a podcast episode on this very thing.)
But know this: Regardless of our circumstances, we serve a God who loves to provide for His children. In fact, one of His many names is Jehovah-Jireh: The God Who Provides. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. Guaranteed.
Is there something in particular we can be praying for you? We would be honored to join you in prayer. We’re sisters in Christ, right? And sisters stick together! Contact us HERE. Hugs for your day…
Previous posts in this series:
Week One: He will hold your hand.
Week Two: He will be your refuge.
Week Three: He will give you strength.