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God’s Mother’s Day Card

Isaiah 40:28-31

We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can download our service on iTunes or tune in for “The Good Word” each day on AM 1230 WSAL or on Hoosier Country 103.7 FM just after 8am. I think of all the messages to prepare, messages for Mother’s Day and for Father’s Day are among the most difficult!

As carefully as one can search the Scriptures there are no examples of perfect mothers or fathers. One pastor wrote, “Nobody’s perfect … Nobody HAD a perfect mother … Nobody IS the perfect mother. She’s never been born … never invented … never existed. As close as you’re going to get to the perfect mother, is Mrs. Cleaver (Beaver’s Mom), or Mrs. Anderson (“Father Knows Best”). Do you have cards you have received over the years that have become “go to” cards! It is probably true that all of us have received cards from loved ones or from special friends that are instantly “go to” cards when we need a “pick-me-up;” or just a reminder that we are loved. God doesn’t really send Mother’s Day, or any other kind of card! He gave wives and mother an entire Book that covers every possible situation a mother could encounter. And Mom, God’s message to you is always exactly what you need to hear at the time! I’m using an outline from a pastor that has some significant insight to motherhood. So mom you pick out the message/s from God that best suit your situation:

  1. WHEN YOU ARE DISCOURAGED. Read Isa. 40:28-31. There isn’t a mother who has not been discouraged. The old saying, “A mother’s work is never finished” is enough to discourage any mother! God tells moms, and all of us, He understands. It doesn’t make any difference where you are on the “worn out” scale, God knows and has the power and might to increase your strength and stamina to get through! One of the hardest things God asks us to do is “wait” on Him. However, those who have learned to do just that find the Lord really does renew their strength. Mom, when you feel like giving up – DON’T! Rather, right in the midst of all your busy-ness, take just a couple seconds for yourself and read God’s mother’s day message to you in v. 31. God also gives comfort to you Mother:

  2. WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY. Any mother who hasn’t been angry with her kids at some time or another, has never had kids! Everyone gets angry! Does anyone believe it is a sin to get angry? It is not! In Ps. 4:4 David writes, be angry and do not sin. He must have done a good job and living that, because his son Solomon tells us in Eccl. 7:9, “be not quick in your spirit to become angry. Go to Eph. 4:26. Nowhere does God tell us we can’t get angry! He does however, tell us we must not stay angry, and when we do get angry, we are to control our anger. It is perfectly acceptable to be angry at disrespect, insolence, disobedience, and all other sinful attitudes. It is often difficult to separate the sin from the sinner in a moment of anger! It is important for all of us as Gods adopted children to remember our primary mission is to draw others to Christ. Most mothers have a special way of being angry, yet, making it clear to their family, they are loved even when Mom is mad! The truth is, just reading His Word has a soothing effect! God also is there

  3. WHEN YOU NEED HELP. I wonder how many mothers feel like they are in the motherhood business all alone! There are times when every mother feels she needs more help, right? A very familiar passage of Scripture is found in Prov. 3:5, 6. I have said many times I believe God breathed His Bible giving us very clear instructions, and the exact way we are to carry them out so we benefit in the best possible way. Here is no exception. In the context Solomon is telling his son, all of life is to be lived in the fear of God. Each paragraph is another principle, or step, or process to be followed in learning to fear God. Notice in v. 5 one must learn to trust God with all their heart. That means that deep in your hear where only you and God go, there is never a time you think you can’t trust God from the beginning to the end, to see you through anything that could confront you in your life! Mom, sometimes it’s not others with whom you need help, sometimes it’s you! Now listen, lest you think I’ve gone to scolding you. Often God grows us by allowing adversity to touch our lives. God should always be the One saying, “I got this,” and we should always be the one saying, “I know you got this!” Remember God’s promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you, He is with you always even to the end of the world. David says “God is a very present help in the time of trouble.” We could go on and on with different messages God has sent to Mothers. The fact is He has sent you messages that fill your entire life with Him- read them!

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