“I will REMEMBER the deeds of the Lord; yes I will Remember your miracles of long ago.” Psalm 77:1
I’m not sure if it’s my age or motherhood in general, but some days I struggle to remember things. I often forget to return text messages. If I don’t return them immediately, they tend to get put on the backburner. Then there is the occasional forgotten pizza in the oven that makes me have to rethink my quick meal. I also have been known to forget where I placed my keys a time or two, or daily.
Honestly, we as women can allow ourselves to get so busy with so many things. We’re so focused on the things at hand that we easily allow ourselves to be “forgetful.”
For me, it’s also very easy to get caught up in being a “good” mommy and raising a “good” kid.
I try to do everything right, and forget I have a great Big God who desires for me to be a Godly mother seeking Him, rather than a “good” mother trying to do it all myself. I forget that He is my ever present help as I navigate this thing called motherhood.
Just the other day I was overcome with my insecurities as a mom. What if I’m doing this all wrong? The “what if” questions were swirling around in my mind, and in all honesty I was gripped with fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of my son growing up in a very unpredictable world. As I sat on my porch, watching him play in the back yard, I was completely overcome with fear and anxiety.
I sat there, somewhat paralyzed by my emotions, and I began asking the Lord to speak truth to me.
It was in that moment I truly felt God remind me of so many women in scripture who faced “unknown futures” to their Known God.
He began to quiet my Soul with truth as I began to ponder the story of Moses.
I opened up my Bible to Exodus 2, and began reading about the story of Moses as a baby. It was as if the Lord said, “Don’t forget to remember that Moses’ mom more than likely felt insecurity and uncertainty as she placed her helpless son in a basket and floated him down the Nile River.”
And as I sat there wondering about the many emotions Moses’ mom probably encountered, I was reminded of this powerful truth:
In the same moment that Moses’ sweet mother knelt down to place her son in that fearful river, with an uncertain future; she was also choosing to kneel down to place her faith and her precious son’s future, in the powerful hands of a very capable God.
As a mom, I can only imagine the emotions Moses’ mom must have felt watching her baby boy drift down the river, uncertain of what was ahead.
As I read and reread the story, I pictured her there kneeling and begging her Powerful God to protect her son and keep him safe and to guard and save him. I pictured her kneeling there with arms lifted high and tears streaming down her cheeks, surrendering the unknown to her Almighty, Powerful God. Oh how I long to do that!
Mothers want to do everything possible to protect and keep their children safe. However, the more I’ve talked with moms in so many different seasons of life, the more I’ve realized we must also choose to kneel down and place our faith and our children in the powerful hands of our God.
Whatever season of motherhood we might find ourselves in, may we “not forget to remember.” As we face uncertainty and insecurity with our children and their futures, we must strive to take time to kneel down and entrust our precious children into the hands of our Heavenly Father.
May we be “convinced that He is able to guard what we have entrusted to Him for that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12b)
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