Mamas, when you are going through a difficult season filled with pain, heartbreak, frustrations, and doubt, what is your go-to reaction? Do you find that you are running TO God or are you running AWAY from God?
I can tell you for myself, more times than not, I choose the latter. I don’t know why I keep having the same knee-jerk reaction to the difficult cards that life keeps dealing me. I know I should stay in the game, but my instinct is to fold ’em instead of hold ’em.
It’s not that I don’t turn to God in prayer when things in my life start to become too much for me to bear. But I am not a patient person (to say the least!) and if my prayers aren’t answered immediately, I feel like God is not listening to me, that He doesn’t hear me, or that He has given up on me.
How many of you, dear sisters, would say you struggle in this area as well?
Our main scripture for today is the parable of the prodigal son. What I want you to see from this passage is that as the son had reached the end of himself and he knew that the only answer was to run back home to his father. Notice that when the father sees him, he begins to run toward him as well; smiling, full of joy and relief, with his arms flung open wide.
There was no judgment, no condemnation, no lecture, just a father who was overjoyed that his child had come back to him. As Paul reminds us in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Sis, whatever you are going through today, run to the Father!
Just know that He has not given up on you. He is not angry with you. There is nothing you could do to separate yourself from the love of God. He hears your prayers. He sees the tears that stain your pillow. He is working all things together for your good in HIS timing.
The Father’s arms are open wide. He is so excited that you have learned that running away won’t solve your problems. The only answer to what you are going through is to run to Him!
Blessings as you run to him!
Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team
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