Monday, May 4, 2009

Hold Fast!

We as Mothers have a tough time as it is taking care of our children. Yet, we find ourselves confronted from time to time with criticism from family, friends and even strangers about our child rearing skills and techniques.

However, Charles Stanley gives a good reminder to take courage and know God is doing a good and eternal work in our lives. When we face difficult circumstances and then have to endure negative opinions and comments from others, we need the courage to stay positive-to continue to believe that the Lord is with us.

Hope and faith are not automatic responses in times of hardship and trial; they require an exercise of the will, bolstered with courage. Ask the Lord to give you the courage to continue to believe in Him and in His presence with you as you go through adversity. He will renew you for “those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

We as mothers need to encourage each other when faced with trials to “be strong and of good courage, to not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord our God, He is the One who goes with us. He will not leave us nor forsake us” (Deut. 31:6).