Unsung Heroes - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

Unsung Heroes

Most of “mama life” is invisible. This noble cause we embrace is often fraught with relentless repetition, exhaustion, draining of our emotions, and spiritual challenges. Yet it is also the very place we are called to worship. This is the place faith is being forged and character is being modeled and love is going deep into the hearts and minds of our children. What you are doing matters so much! And Jesus, who sacrificed His time, His emotions, and ultimately His very body, sees you and is so very pleased, cheering you on from the heavenly realm.

No one says to you, “Yay! You chose to be patient with one more ear infection and sleepless night!” Or “Congratulations! You are the queen of children with health challenges and learning issues!” Or “Wow! You are so very patient with those hormonal teenagers.” Or “You just waited for your toddler to get over his tantrum, and you handled it patiently. You are a hero!”

As mothers, our homes and all the little choices of each day become our sanctuary of worship, our sacrifice of praise. Bringing light into the potentially dark corners of our lives together, singing and dancing and celebrating God’s reality in the mundaneness of dishes, late nights of Winnie-the-Pooh and ear infections and steamy showers to alleviate croup—these are the places our children feel the comfort and grace of His touch through you. And that matters more than you can imagine.

His Promises

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

Philippians 2:3

He leads the humble in doing right,

teaching them his way.

Psalm 25:9

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

Philippians 2:13

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