Have you ever felt helpless and weary as a mom? I sure have.
Maybe your daughter has been bullied at school and you don’t know how to reach her innermost being with the message that she is deeply loved and accepted by you and by God, regardless of how the kids at school treat her.
Or, perhaps your daughter who used to love Jesus with all her heart has completely turned her back on Him, despite all the Sundays in church, youth group gatherings and church camps.
Maybe you were just blindsided and discovered your daughter has been using drugs and is sexually active. You wonder, “How could I have missed this? Where did I go wrong?”
It could be that your daughter’s life, by the grace of God, is going well, she loves Jesus, but she’s struggling in school and academic pressures are stressing her out.
Or maybe your little girl has been diagnosed with a life threatening disease and you are paralyzed with grief and helplessness because you can’t take away her pain or calm her fears.
What about those moments when you look at your daughter and know without a doubt that God has created her for “such a time as this”, and you see His fingerprints all over her? In that moment as a mom, at least for me, I want to do whatever it takes to ensure nothing disrupts God’s plans for her life.
Wherever you’re at in your season of motherhood, and no matter how helpless or weary you may feel at times, God knows your heart, feels your pain, and hears your prayers.
The same is true when your heart is busting at the seams with joy and you want to partner with God in ushering in His plans for your daughter’s life. God is with you.
As moms, our most effective battle position is prayer.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
What weapons do we fight with?
The full armor of God.
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:13-18.
Let’s cast aside hopelessness and weariness and cling to the promises in God’s Word, hang up our banners of faith, and get battle ready.
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