In every detail of our lives, God is for us!
“…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10)
Whatever is going on in the world around us, on the news, and between our four walls is an invitation for us to step into hope and rest, as God holds us up.
We cannot sustain ourselves. God alone will strengthen us and help us with His own hands – He has promised to do this!
He loves the work of nurturing and providing for us, even as we nurture and provide for our little ones. It is His great delight to show us the Kingdom; even when it just seems like we are sweeping the floor and taking out the garbage (again), we are living in the light of the Kingdom now!
Sometimes, as mothers, the journey seems so wild and frustrating, the road is unmarked and we feel like no one understands our unique set of circumstances, or the particular burdens we bear, or the total drain of energy we feel when faced with one more challenge.
And yet, look at this promise, too:
“I will lead the blind in a way they do not know, in paths they have not known. I will guide them. I will turn darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. (Is. 42:16)
Even when we don’t know the way, God will lead us! Even in the places where we are blind and don’t yet have full clarity He will direct us. He will turn the darkness into light around us and even level the ground for us!
God gives us an irresistible invitation: let Me do it all.
Today, we can let Him
We can lay down our griefs, and burdens, feelings of failure, and anxious confusion and just let Him deal with it.
He will clear the path and we can walk in it with full assurance that He is cutting the trail in the exact direction we need to go.