Written by: Mandy Hill
Reminiscing over my journey as a mom I can recall an abundance of blessings. My heart bursts with gratitude as I recall my hearts cry for children just a few years ago; and after years of infertility how the Lord so beautifully met my heart’s desire by blessing my husband and I with not only one, two, or three but FOUR children to make our family complete.
We have endured numerous health hardships from: troublesome pregnancies, premature deliveries, miscarriages, NICU stays with our little ones, surgeries for our little ones, and countless hospitalizations- yet looking back I can not help but see God’s faithfulness and provision over all of those situations. While during those times of trouble I couldn’t fathom (and most often times feared) what the future held; I learned over time to trust the one who holds the future in the Palm of His hand.
When I think of motherhood my mind drifts to the lioness. The lioness possesses an obvious power; you know better than to mess with her precious cubs. Yet studies have shown that a lioness at times doubts her own abilities to protect.
“Cubs are usually hidden in dense bush by their Mother for approximately six weeks, at which time they are old enough to join the pride. During the six weeks the cubs rely entirely on their mother looking after them and feeding on their mothers milk. Occasionally mothers will abandon their cubs if they are unable to provide for them. Mothers must remain in top condition in order to provide for their cubs and become visibly distressed if they can not.”
While being a mother naturally brings on the ability to nurture, protect and provide for our precious blessings- we also naturally doubt our abilities; similarly to that of the lioness. To others looking in, our abilities as Mothers are both trustworthy and acceptable; much the same as the manner in which we view the lioness. Who knew such an amazing animal is even capable of doubting her ability to care for her children?
Here’s the secret Mom’s:
We are truly nothing without The Lord. It is He who equips us, empowers us and enables us for the position as Mom.
The very best Mom doesn’t worry about what’s in front of her; she is confident because she knows the very one who is behind her.
So, Mom, this Mother’s Day renew your relationship with the one who holds all of your tomorrow’s. Hand over the reigns, the control and the worry; and allow Him to be your guiding light. It will be the best decision you ever make as a Mom to trust the very one who entrusted you to your honoured role.
Bless you, Moms.
Mandy is the president and founder of the ministry blog ‘We are His daughters’ and thoroughly enjoys writing and providing leadership to this ministry. Mandy is an imperfect work in progress! She loves the Lord with her whole heart and counts it her biggest privilege to serve Him in ministry however He leads. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she now resides in southern Ontario with her family. She has been married to her handsome husband Nathan for 10 years and together they have served in ministry for the entirety of their marriage. Nathan & Mandy have four beautiful children; Benjamin, Sophia; Spencer & Grayson. Mandy is passionate about singing, worship leading and music. She loves reading, writing, taking pictures, studying the bible and sipping salted caramel mocha’s at Starbucks while chatting with a friend! She strives to be tidier, more organized (yes, she is a little compulsive!), a little more Martha Stewart-esque, and a little less ‘unglued’. Most of all she seeks to be holier and to love God through serving her family and her community.