Usually on Mother’s Day I would write a post celebrating my own Mom and Mother-in-Law, but this year I find myself thinking about the ones for whom Mother’s Day is more difficult and/or complicated.
If you’ve lost your mother
..I pray that you’ll be flooded with happy memories of her today, and the Lord would bring you comfort in your sadness.
If your mother is ill and/or not quite herself anymore
..I’m there with you. I pray that we can find ways to celebrate who our mothers are now.
If your mother was never around, or if your mother mistreated you
..I pray that you can find rest in God’s mother-like comfort for you.
If you ache to be a mother but aren’t
..I’m there with you. I pray that we’ll trust that God knows our hearts.
If you are a mother who has lost a child or children
..I pray for comfort and peace in your sadness.
If you are a mother struggling through the difficulties of motherhood
..I pray that you’ll experience rest, and freedom from comparison.
If Mother’s Day is difficult for you for any reason
..You are not alone. Sending love and comfort.
“As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you” Isaiah 66:13