I don’t share that I am a single mom for sympathy nor do I use it as an excuse. I am not mad or upset or resentful. In fact, I am joyful and well, yes I am tired, but what mom isn't?
Did you hear what I said though? I said I was joyful and while I’m at it let me add thankful too! These words aren't mere expressions because I may be in a good mood. I’m totally and completely serious. I say that because I know some of you may be thinking I might be a bit, well, out of my mind? I can say I AM not!
Do you want to know my secret? Come in real close and I will tell you. Ready?
Do you know Him?
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As I look back over my life, I know right now I am in my single mom season and I have many reasons to praise God for this season I am in, but the most important reason is this. In this season, I found Jesus!
So, not only does He fill me from the inside out with joy, but what blows my mind is how He orchestrated the events in my life to bring me right into His loving and accepting open arms!
See, the world may see me as all alone and make comments such as, “I don’t know how you do it.” Or “You know, you don’t need to do this all alone.” But, I am NOT alone!
I used to think I don’t care how the world sees my situation, but you know what? I have started thinking maybe I should because instead of being silent when those comments come my way I will boldly say out loud, “I am not alone. My strength comes from the Lord. He alone is my rock and I couldn’t be doing what I am without Him.”
“He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close
to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” Isaiah 40:11
"The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God,
and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him." Exodus 15:2
Praise you Father God for your love that is so overwhelming! Even though we may not understand the events as they unfold in our lives we will trust in You because Your plan is always perfect. Help us to stay strong in You all the days of our lives!
In Jesus' Name,
Have a blessed day!