As Mothers Day is quickly approaching I was chatting with a dear friend who stirred a thought in me. Something I had written last year but never put it out for anyone to read. I sensed it was a nudge, a reminder of what I had written that was meant for someone at this time.
Sometimes mothers are so often forgotten. Of course there is the BIG commercialized celebration of the one day that we recognize those special women in our lives. I’m referring to the day to day, the seen and unseen acts of a mother, the sacrifice, hard work, lack of sleep, commitment and deep love for their children and families!
I was reading about Hagar in Genesis the other day and my heart was so heavy for her as I was reading with a different perspective. As a woman and a mother, we go through seasons of loneliness.
Seasons of not feeling seen.
Am I good enough.
How is all of THIS going to work out?
We pray and sometimes wonder is God really listening, why does it feel like He is silent. In the upcoming season this is the word for you. Your waiting is over! Just as the Lord saw Hagar in the wilderness, in her desperation, in her loneliness, He showed up giving hope for her weary soul. She was alone and her life didn’t turn out the way she had hoped or even planned.
God saw her! He SEES YOU!! He will see your every step just as He did her and her son. Do not doubt that He sees your burdens but hold onto the HOPE that is found in Jesus as He will provide water in your wilderness, hope for our souls!
So whether this Mothers Day finds you with children, spiritual children or lost children, know that you are loved and you are seen!