Blog 35: The LOVE Series (Part 3)—A Mother’s perspective
Let go and know that I am God
I have been a mum for more than 28 years. I have four children and three step-children.
When my first daughter was born I’d had very little to do with babies … I hadn't even changed a nappy.
I read books on pregnancy and babies and when she was born the God given motherly instincts kicked in.
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Motherhood has been the most rewarding, challenging, joy bringing and heartbreaking role of my life.
Becoming a mother kicked off my faith journey. I had turned away from God in my mid teens but the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth and becoming a mother led me to search for the 'more' that everyone longs for.
'I had turned away from God in my mid teens but … becoming a mother led me to search for the 'more' that everyone longs for.' https://bit.ly/2HKB1zx
It took more than three years and the birth of another daughter to finally come to know the one true God and enter into a relationship with Him through His son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The change and growth the Lord has worked in me over the years, the availability of women who modelled what a Godly mother looks like, and some good God focused parenting books have helped me on my journey as a mum.
How I wish I knew at the beginning of the journey what I know now.
One of the hardest things we have to do as mothers is let our children go.
Let them go out into the big bad world, let them make mistakes, let them get hurt, let them make good and bad choices and decisions-let them live the life we gave them.
Psalm 46:10 ‘Be still and know that I am God’. I read recently and confirmed it with my Strong's Concordance that the word translated as ‘still’ also means ‘leave or let go’. Let go and know that I am God.
We could take it further: Let (insert child’s name) go and know that I am God.
That's where God’s peace flows into our hearts.
We can prayerfully leave our children with Him and know that He is God who loves them, is with them, will protect them, and provide for them and seek to draw them to Himself.
And as the remainder of Psalm 46 tells us: ‘I (God) will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress’.
What about you? Do you care to share when you had to let go and trust God?
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