Happy Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is heralded far and wide and it is a wonderful celebration. Mother’s Day is a day when we honor Mothers for all they have done. The first love of your life is generally your Mother. She is the one without whom you could be delivered into this world. She is the one who usually teaches and corrects you throughout your childhood years. For many, she is the one who goes from being your Mother to a lifelong coach.

The definition of ‘Mother’ is different for us all, as well as how we choose to celebrate the day. As we celebrate Mother’s Day and the wonderful memories and special traits of our Moms individually, let’s also remember those for whom the day may not be so joyous.

For so many, Mother’s Day is a day of unspoken pain. There are many situations, and circumstances that make this so for many. Many have recently or not so recently lost their mother. There are women who have lost a child or have not been able to have children, the list goes on. The good news is there is a place for you on Mother’s Day and every day. There is a special invitation just for you… listen… it comes from the heart of your Father God, spoken by His son Jesus…“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28 & 29b) The invitation is for those who have pain within their soul. It’s for those who are burdened down and weary, and those for whom Mother’s Day hurts. How do you claim this rest when your soul is in pain? Your reply to His invitation.

Our Father God desires for your heart to be whole and healed and to give you rest for your soul. He always pulls us upward and onward. It will take time, but with your hand in His, He will enable you to move forward.

God waits with open arms to comfort you. His desire for you is to heal your broken heart. Let this Mother’s Day be different. Accept His invitation and begin the journey from pain to promise and find rest for your soul.

Excerpts taken Truthmedia, “Power to Change” Devotional, “When Roses Don’t Come”

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