Friday, January 21, 2011

When Mother's Heart is Breaking

Mother Love III





Remember when the children were little? They were so sweet and kind. They loved reading the Bible with Mother and singing hymns. Going to church with them was wonderful. At night, the family said their prayers and the children were tucked into bed for the night. Mother would stand in the doorway and watch them sleep, with a contented sigh.

Life was easier then. When children get older, Mother's heart is constantly breaking. She may find herself weeping more and more. It is hard to watch children grow up and want what this world offers. It's hard to see them walk away from their Bibles and not want to read with Mother anymore.

There are going to be phases. There will be good and bad times. During the roughest moments, Mother may  almost feel paralyzed by sorrow. It is hard to have courage in such times. It is hard to keep smiling or be calm and patient. It is then that we must read more and more about long suffering and mercy. But sometimes, when Mother prays for each of her children, it hurts so much, because of the sorrow, that she may want to stop. Yet, she cannot give up.

Perhaps during the early morning devotions, before the sun is up, Mother will spend more time praying for each child, begging God to keep them on the Heavenly Path. Not all will stray.  But some may glance at the world and wonder....

Mother can pray for their protection.  Then she must remember that the burden is too heavy for her to bear alone. She must leave it to God.

blessings
Mrs. White

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10 comments:

Jennie said...

Thank you for posting. You spoke the words from my heart. We've been waiting and watching with anticipation to see fruit in the lives of our young adult children. Its not easy, but the only thing we can do is let them go knowing God is in control. Trusting Him to accomplish His good and perfect will in their lives. And PRAY! Without ceasing.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I know you have planted seeds, and the roots are strong. I know that for myself, I went through times in my youth where I became wrapped up in myself. I didn't leave God behind, but was not as vigilant as I should have been. Because my roots were strong, my faith didn't wither and die,but there was quite a bit of weeding and pruning needed. With careful attendance, it has grown strong again.

Anonymous said...

i am right there with you. i have a son who has chosen to live for himself,very painful to watch.God has a plan and a purpose.
becky

Sandra said...

I know what you mean. When our children are little, there is more physical work, but when they become young adults and enter the world where we can't go with them, it's more of a spiritual battle. We have to keep ourselves happy and be an encouragment to them and PRAY,PRAY, PRAY for them! The world looks so fun and happy, but we have to show them by example that what we have is worth having!

Mrs. Q said...

I'm sorry Mrs. White. I am in the season of mothering little ones, as you know. I hope to build strong roots now, and pray, pray, pray as you said.

Know I am praying for you and your family, which I know is so dear to you.

Love,
Mrs. Q

Illinois Lori said...

Dear Mrs. White,

May the tears you shed and the cry of your heart be done so with hope in the promises of God. As others have said already, you have planted seeds and watered them, as you are watering them now.
Hebrews 6:10 - "For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints."

May you feel His grace and peace this day, precious sister!

In Christ,
Lori

Illinois Lori said...

Dear Mrs. White,

May the tears you shed and the cry of your heart be done so with hope in the promises of God. As others have said already, you have planted seeds and watered them, as you are watering them now.
Hebrews 6:10 - "For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints."

May you feel His grace and peace this day, precious sister!

In Christ,
Lori

Lynn in VA said...

Thank-you. I just wanted to say I understand, and I love you, my sister in Christ.
We will trust Him through the storms.

Anonymous said...

We have seen our children return to the ways they were raised, and then some! It's good to see them go deeper with the Lord than we did and a lot of it had to do with them having children of their own. God is faithful!

It's a different, hard world and God is preparing His own. Someday you will have those little innocent ones to cherish again when you welcome your grandbabies and will have so much wisdom to share with your children.

Now is an especially good time to cherish and take comfort in your long relationship with your husband.

God bless.

Guiding Light said...

Beautiful - absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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