Dear Weary Mom,
Sometimes things go wrong – very, very wrong. I know you’re hurting and that you want to protect yourself, your home, your heart, your children. I know you would grab hold of the answer, the solution, if there was one to tangibly cling to. I know that things feel so uncertain and out of control right now.
In our own physical strength, we’re all just powerless when things go very, very wrong. It seems so cruel when one hurts and another cannot fix it. We’re made to nurture, to foster growth, to extend compassion, and then – to find out it’s just not enough? My heart hurts with you.
I busy myself trying to do things that might help – an offer of support, a meal, a prayer. I work hard to ease the physical exhaustion that you feel. In easing your physical burdens, I hope that maybe, just maybe, your emotional burdens will be eased. If I could give you anything, maybe it would be time on a big porch swing, looking over the vast countryside, on one of God’s spectacular sunsets. Time. I would give you the time to rest, the time to process all that has happened. Time to begin to heal.
Healing. I can give you things but I cannot give you healing. But I can share with you of the one – the One – who can provide the healing you need.
Dear Weary Mom, there’s an old song – Jesus Loves Me This I Know – do you know that song? You don’t have to know all the theology, all of the Bible verses on a specific topic. You just need to know Jesus, and that He loves you. There is always time for other learning. For now, though, soak in this heart knowledge:
Jesus loves me, This I know.
We may never understand why some things happen, and we certainly cannot control all that happens to us or around us.
But with faith, we can believe that God is for us. God is for us. No matter what happens, or even what has happened, we can know that we have the power of heaven on our side.
Dear Weary Mom, it hurts, I know. If I had the magic cure-all to put into your hands, I would. But I don’t.
Nothing I have is magic.
What I have is life-giving, heart-healing, thirst-quenching and soul-refreshing.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:6,7
Peace that passes understanding.
Dear Weary Mom, get your Bible and open to that passage in Philippians. Sit down in your favorite spot, read those verses, and claim them for your own. That is what I’m able to offer you: The One who can provide peace that passes all understanding.
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