Do you ever experience “Mother Hunger?” Did you lose your mother either emotionally or physically when you were young and now feel a hole in your heart or your life? There is a place in our hearts that desperately needs to feel the love and help of a mom, but because we live in a fallen world we can experience loss.
I lost my mom when I was 20, but I can say with all confidence that God has filled up all of the empty spaces in my life like nothing else ever could! The Bible says God is a “Father to the Fatherless,” but I would also like to say that He is a “Mother to the Motherless” as well! He truly fills up the empty places in our hearts!
I remember going into my daughter's room night after night and kneeling beside her bed and crying my heart out to God because I didn’t know how to be a Christian mom; I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. You know what? God is so faithful! He answered me and simply said, “Spend time with me, Deb.” And so I did. I began arising 15-30 minutes earlier each day so I could read my Bible and pray, and plan out my day with my family.
If there was one thing I would love to share with you is that God is personal and loves you as you are. You don’t have to be perfect to be loved by our amazing God! Come as you are! His loving presence can be practically known and experienced. He is not a God who is far away, He is near and easily found. He longs for you to come to Him!
Randy and I have been married for 28 years and we have two grown children, Christie, and Jack, and one answer to prayer son-in-law named Alex. And now I get to be a Gigi to my sweet little grandbaby, Aspen! Yay!