Thank you to all who shared your prayer requests for your children last Friday. I can relate so much to the cries of your mother’s hearts.
Praying for my own children this morning, I came upon this huge source of encouragement.
Check out Romans 4:18 – 21, and see if you hear what I hear:
“As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead —since he was about a hundred years old —and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” (NIV)
This passage is loaded with the hope that we, as moms, need!
Abraham, saw God for who He was and is:
* the One who can give life to the dead
* the One who calls into being things that are not
* the One who has the power to do what He has promised
What was Abraham’s part in seeing his promise come to life?
Without weakening his faith, he faced the facts, but then did not waver in his faith any way!
Yes, as parents, we do have to the face the facts of what is happening in our children’s lives. We cannot turn off our hears or dull our hearts so that we can avoid hurt and fear; that is not faith. We can, with the power of the Holy Spirit, face the facts. Then, we remind our hearts WHO our God is! We don’t allow the facts to weaken our faith, but instead, know that God is writing a story that only He could ever get the glory for (not our “terrific” parenting!)
“God’s specialty is making impossibilities possible…He reveals His majesty most clearly against the backdrop of apparent hopelessness.” – Beth Moore
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