Last week, the topic was strength. Moms definitely need strength to keep up the pace of the marathon of motherhood. They need strength to face each new day, and they need courage, too. They need strength to carry on, and they need courage to face the future.
The Old Testament is packed full of Scriptures of the Lord telling people to “be strong and courageous.” To have no fear. To not be afraid or discouraged. The Lord will be with you.
And then we see it again in the New Testament. In 1 Corinthians 16:13, we read,
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
There have been countless occasions that I’ve had to simply have courage. There have been days when it would have been much easier to be fearful. To be discouraged.
- Like the time my son was fighting an infection in the hospital and I had no idea what was happening.
- Or the time I was awaiting test results for another.
- Or when I was waiting for a newborn’s bilirubin count to go down enough so we could leave the hospital and take him home.
The list could go on and on, but the point is that when hard times hit like that, and they always do, sometimes it’s easier for moms to want to just curl up in a ball than it is to be courageous.
But how do you have courage, you ask??
By placing your trust in the Lord.
By not giving in to fear.
By having faith in the One, True, Ever-Living God.
By facing one day at a time if that’s all you can, and looking optimistically to the future when you can do that, too.
He IS a God that can be trusted.
He IS all-knowing and ever-powerful.
He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you.
And so you can take courage, knowing that no matter what the future holds, He is in control. He holds Eternity in His hands.
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