Mother's Day used to be my least favorite day of the year as a pastor. So many women walked in with heavy hearts. Some because they had lost their mom and they were adjusting to this "new normal" with the pain of loss lurking around every corner. Some because they had estranged family members. Some because their kids weren't serving the Lord. Some because they hadn't been able to have kids and this day was a constant reminder of this missing piece. Some because their husbands really didn't make the effort to make the day special.
If you find yourself in what you just read, here's what I want you to know:
Psalm 68:5-6 says,
“He is a father to the fatherless; he gives justice to the widows, for he is holy. He gives families to the lonely, and releases prisoners from jail, singing with joy!”
Look what this says carefully. God loves you personally. He is your Father. He provides others to help fill missing voids. He heals us from the prison of depression and disappointment.
No one knows you like your Heavenly Father. Psalm 139:13 – 14 says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
And to top it off, He has a special plan for your life that only you can fulfill. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
This Mother's Day, find comfort in the love and care of your Heavenly Father. Make the quality decision to rise above hurt and disappointment with a renewed sense of purpose. In fact, when you are tempted to think about anything negative, say this out loud – “I’m deeply loved by my Heavenly Father. I am His special child making a difference today!”