It seems like every woman finds mother’s day hard. Either we grieve loss or lack, or we question our worth and abilities.
Since I am no exception to this, I knew that in preparation for my Mother’s Day sermon I needed to hear straight from the heart of God on what he wanted to say to his beloved ladies.
I can’t get it off my heart that you, dear reader, may need to hear this too.
The Lord said, tell my daughters this verse.
Open up before God, keep nothing back;
he’ll do whatever needs to be done:
He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day
and stamp you with approval at high noon.
I was really rocked. Once again God proved that he knows and understand every single one of our struggles as women.
He sees our hearts and he tells us not to be afraid of spilling our guts to him. We can’t shock him. Really, we can’t keep anything back from him since he sees the depths of our hearts – and still loves us.
He promises that if we let go of our need for control, he will do what needs to be done. It might not look like what we think should happen, but it will be what’s best.
And in that sweet, beautiful moment of surrender, he says that he will demonstate our great worth and place his stamp of approval on us, just because of his great love for us.
I definitely needed this as a woman who longs to be valued, and as a mom who fights for control.
May you find peace today in that beautiful spot of grace.