To all our mothers, we wish you a very blessed and happy Mother’s Day, this Sunday 9 May. Our prayer for you this Mother’s Day is that you will cherish, value, and rejoice in your God-given privilege of motherhood. Thank you for the commitment and godly example you display.
Please know, that though you carry an immense burden and responsibility, one that is often physically and emotionally exhausting and overwhelming, our Lord’s grace is sufficient and His presence, and our support, is always with you.
May the following comments and verses give you encouragement and strength this Mother’s Day:
- Allow Jesus to do something in you, before you do something for Him: But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)
- Know where your ultimate comfort and joy lie: You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance (Psalm 32:7). The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him (Psalm 28:7).
- Know that all your mothering will reap dividends: Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
- Despite how hard the circumstances might be, know that the Lord will meet every need: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).
- Let the Bible, and not the world, define true womanhood: Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:25-30).
- Before all else, take your concerns to the Lord and place your hope in Him: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation (Psalm 42:5).
- Seek the beauty that does not fade and is precious to God: But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious (1 Peter 3:4).