Its halfway through our week and I think its time for another guest blog post from the beautiful Heather Martin.
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Its 2am. It’s been a long and wearisome day. I feel emotionally and physically drained.
I told myself I wouldn’t cry but here I am and I can feel my eyes swelling with tears.
At this point, I’ve lost track of how many times I have gotten up with the baby.
All I want is a break so I can get a little sleep, but I’m the only one here…It’s just me.
I can feel the bitterness starting to bubble up inside of me as I grit my teeth together and clench my fists.
This isn’t how it’s supposed to be.
You should be here.
We should be taking turns.
Hot tears are now streaming down my face faster than before.
My bitterness has slowly morphed into loneliness.
I find myself uttering these words aloud..
“I am all alone.”
I sit in the silence for what seems like an eternity listening to my words echo over and
over until I realize that my echo has faded and a new one has begun.
The words are no longer my own.
In the stillness of the night I hear him whisper to me…
“My beautiful child, my promises to you are everlasting.
you are never alone.
I will never leave you or forsake you.
My grace is sufficient for you.
Never forget that my power is made perfect in your weakness.”
It’s so easy for us to become bitter, to feel abandoned, to feel hopeless..
But it’s in these moments when God reveals to us just how close He really is.
He hears our cries,
He sees our tears
and He understands the pain we feel
…but He doesn’t leave it at just that.
He gives us promises to cling to.
And in the dead of the night,
He gives us hope.
For you single mommas out there I want to encourage you with this.
God created you to be a mom.
He blessed you with your children knowing full well what your situation would be
before YOU were even born.
Trust Him to give you strength when you are feeling weak.
Lean on Him,
cry out to Him
and let Him carry you.