Being a mom.
When I signed up for motherhood 16 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. Fast forward to today my feelings haven’t changed much. Each day I prove I can’t do it with my own strength or my own wisdom. Everyday is an act of faith.
Last year was again my hardest year… I seem to be stuck in a pattern of every year proving to be the hardest one yet. At first glance I might feel like quitting at the thought of going forward to the next… but after much thought and persuasion, I take it on as a blessing.
God never asked me to do this because it was easy… In fact I never told Him I wanted to be the mother of these children because it was going to be all fun and games. But much to my illusion I never thought it would be this hard and challenging. I think of my life without my children and I would be lost, and probably much less dependent on God to sustain me day to day. When I look at life that way, I must be right where He wants me. He loves to prove to us His mighty power. If this was all just an easy deal, how would He show His Mighty Hand in my life daily?
If you’re feeling like me and a bit fearful of what the New Year will unfold for you, remember your Savior is not one bit afraid. He knows the beginning from the end. He is coming back soon to take you home. Today is just another day to trust in His promises.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
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