Encouragement For You, Mom…

I have been noticing lately how so many of my mom friends and acquaintances are in need of encouragement.  We often work tirelessly for our families and are not encouraged as much as we need to be!  I wrote this and shared it with my MOPS group at our meeting Tuesday… I thought some of you might need to hear it, too!

Encouragement for You, Mom!

             To the mom who is…

 Feeling lonely… look around, there are women here who understand what you’re going through.

 Exhausted… ask for help, you’ll get through it!

 Feeling unloved… your children certainly love you.  And God loves you with an everlasting love.

 Doubting herself… trust your instincts!  God chose you as the mother for your kids, and He doesn’t make mistakes!

 Grieving… reach out to others and look to God for comfort.

 Feeling like nothing you do matters… remember that motherhood is a sacred trust from God.  What you’re doing matters – to your kids and to Him.

 Overwhelmed… take it one day at a time.  You can do it!

 Feeling like a failure… being a mom is a tough job with no instruction manual.  Give yourself a break!  Tomorrow is a new day.

 Unappreciated…  I say thank you to you, for your kids and husband.  You ARE making a difference.  Better moms make a better world.

 And Thank God that He is always with us, noticing what we’re doing, and is ready to encourage us when we turn to Him!  Read these following Bible verses… God’s encouragement to us!

To the mom who is…

Feeling lonelyDeuteronomy 31:8  “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

 ExhaustedMatthew 11:28  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

 Feeling unlovedPsalm 36:5  “Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.”

 Doubting herselfIsaiah 40:11  “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

 Grieving… Psalm 30:5  “…weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

 Feeling like nothing you do mattersPsalm 138:8  “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.”

 Overwhelmed1 Peter 5:7  “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

 Feeling like a failureLamentations 3:22-23  “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

 Unappreciated…  Isaiah 49:4  “But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand, and my reward is with my God.”

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