This week has been one of the hardest weeks of being a mom I have had and as a mom with four children, there have been difficult times. It is tough to watch your child struggle and go through the fire. As a mom it is our job to the advocate for our children and to stand up for them when they can’t. Am I defensive for my children, absolutely, but I also know that they are not perfect.
Through this journey I have asked God why we are going through yet another challenge after barely getting through the previous one. I was reading my bible study yesterday and a passage hit me regarding Abraham and Sarah. God told Abraham to name his son Issac which means, laughter. God brought Sarah joy and redemption through what in human eyes would appear to be an impossible situation. Yet at 90 years old, Sarah had Issac.
We are in what seems like an impossible situation, but I am reminded that with God there is no impossible situation. With God all things are possible. Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The story of Abraham and Sarah reminds me that there is also joy in every situation. It may be hard to find the joy, but you can always find it, if you are willing. We have laughed through this situation; we have spent time together as a family. We have prayed as a family over each other, but most importantly we are learning once again what it means to stand firm in God’s truth.
Issac means laughter and being a mom to Issac brought Sarah joy and laughter. Matthew means, gift of God. Matthew definitely is a gift from God, he was born after my doctor told us I could not have any more children. We had three at the time, so this didn’t seem like a big deal to us and then at the most inopportune time Matthew was conceived. There is essentially no perfect time to have a baby, but there is essentially a really bad time to have a baby and my husband had lost his job and we were struggling, and here comes Matthew, our gift from God. Watching him now is hard for me as a mom, but I know that the other side of this storm there will be growth and God will replace what has been taken from him. What the enemy has taken from Him, God will give it back and it will be better than before. The now is hard when you can’t see the future and the outcome.
Satan come like a thief in the night to steal, kill and destroy, but God is light, and the light reveals what the shadows of the night try to hide. We will laugh through this trial; we will worship God through this storm and will hold fast to the promises of God. Satan wants to use this current storm to break us, but God will use it to strengthen us. As I anchor myself in the promises of God, I will continue to find the joy, to laugh and to be the anchor my son needs right now. God never promised us an easy life, but He does promise to be there for us. We are not walking through this storm alone.
I don’t know what storms you are currently in the midst of, but I know that if you reach out to God, He will anchor you. He will see you though to calms waters and safe shores. Through your storm you will find healing, growth and find yourself further anchored in God’s truth. I know it seems hard right now, but you are not alone. You will come through to the other side.
Until the next Scribble….stay anchored in God’s Truth!