Memory Verse Monday-Encouragement For Moms
I’m doing things a little differently this week. This week, I’m going to be focusing on the Mom’s out there who may be feeling discouraged, exasperated, and defeated. Why? Because I’m right there with you, Momma’s! I need this encouragement as much as you do and although it’s important to pour love and verses into our littles, it’s just as important that we make sure we’re filled up, too. After all, if you’re empty, there’s nothing to pour out into those you love.
We Will Persevere
Parenting is hard. Seriously hard. But you don’t need me to tell you that. You’re right there in the trenches with me. Before I had kids, I knew my kids would have their days, just as we all do. But I never imagined I’d be blessed with a strong-willed child. Every day is a battle. I find myself constantly worn down by Mason’s combative nature and what appears to be sheer disregard for the rules. When I find myself against the ropes and at my wit’s end, I am overcome with discouragement. I wonder what the point is and I want to throw my hands up and throw in the towel. But I’m Mom and I can’t do that. It isn’t all for nought, Momma’s! I promise! A verse I like to fall back on at a time like this is Galatians 6:9.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9 NLT
There IS a point to what we are doing. We are raising boys and girls who will make a difference in the world and lead others to Christ. We are doing Kingdom work! Momma’s, you are doing good, even if it doesn’t seem that way. Keep fighting the good fight, know that we are working for the Lord, and the reward is great!
All too often, I find myself feeling like I am NOT the right woman for the job. Sometimes I wonder if God has made a mistake and gave my children to the wrong Momma! Now, this is totally silly because God doesn’t make mistakes. He has called me to be a mother to 3 beautiful children and I have answered the calling. He never promised me that it would be easy. God never promised that anything in this life would be easy. If you find yourself feeling this way, know that you aren’t alone! And it isn’t just Momma’s that feel this way. Several people throughout the Bible felt this way when God called on them to do a job. Moses had a speech impediment and even told God that he wasn’t equipped to do the job God had called him to do. The Bible is full of stories of God using flawed people to carry out His perfect plan. A verse that I like to remember in times like this is Genesis 18:19.
“I have singled him out so that he will direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Then I will do for Abraham all that I have promised.” – Genesis 18:19 NLT
Abraham was much older (emphasis on MUCH) than most men when he finally became a father. He prayed (as did his wife, Sarah) for children for years. God promised Abraham that he would indeed become a father. He wasn’t going to be just any father, but the father of many nations. God CHOSE him despite his age for this lofty job. Remember that God has singled you out. He has chosen YOU to be the mother of your children. He knows that no one else could fill your shoes and that you are the RIGHT person for the job. That gives me so much comfort. I know that even though I may not feel it in the moment, God has my back.
The Take Away
Momma’s, I know that this is not an easy calling. Who knows better than a fellow Mom? We are all in this together and God has our backs. He has hand-picked each and every one of us. He knows that we’re going to fail. But he also calls us to lean on Him and His Word for strength and encouragement. We can’t do this job alone (just like all those Biblical people); we need God. I hope that these two verses speak to your Momma hearts and offer you encouragement and support during the inevitable stormy days. We don’t have to go through the storms alone. God’s got this. And that means that we’ve got this. Now go forth into battle, Momma’s! Good luck and God bless each and every one of you!