For a Mother's Broken Heart

I share this for the mothers out there whose hearts are breaking today because of a prodigal or spiritual wanderer. May you be encouraged to know that the God who pursued you, saved you and continues to work in you is the same God who will pursue your child.

Rest today in Gods faithfulness and promises.

Through the years I have been so humbled that so many of you have felt safe, and comfortable enough to share your heart break with me. My heart has grieved with you as you have shared that you feel, alone, judged and like failures. I do understand, I have been there. I have felt the guilt and shame.

I want you to know that I love you and pray that God will use this time in your life to bring you closer to Him. I want you to know that even though it may be hard to see it now God will not waste this time in their life or your life.

Pray for your child, always speak God's truth to them with a soft voice, a voice of love...God will do the rest.

As a mother,  you must faithfully, patiently, lovingly, and happily do your part - then quietly wait for God to do His part. I know dear one, it's not easy.
Have mercy on me, O God.
Have mercy on me,
For in you my soul takes

I will take refuge in the
Shadow of your wings
Until the disaster has

I cry out to God most high,
To God, who fulfills his purpose
for me.
He sends from Heaven and saves me...
God sends his love and his
faithfulness. (Ps 57:1-3)

Men (children) may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons -but they are helpless against our prayers. (Sidlow Baxter)

Ruth Bell Graham shares "We mothers must take care of the possible and trust God for the impossible. We are to love, affirm, encourage, teach, listen, and care for the physical needs of the family.We cannot convict of sin, create hunger and thirst after God, or convert. These are miracles, and miracles are not in our department
One final thought- cling to God, pray, be in the Word, and have at least one friend/mentor that you can talk with. I found that it was during this time of struggling with my child that I seemed most susceptible to the lies of the enemy. I found that having someone speak truth to me when I could not was very valuable. that would mean truth that is both easy and hard to hear.

God is faithful to finish that which He has started, not only in the heart of your child but also in your heart. Keep pressing in to know God dear one and allow God to do the work that needs to be done in the heart of His child.."

1 comment:

  1. Powerful words, Sharon. Good stuff. I'm there. I have one who pursues God and one who runs from God. I have found that actively praying for each of my adult children (in different strategic ways) has been a journey of humbleness and miracles. I love the book, "The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children", by Stormie Omartian. Such good insight. Thanks for your heart.


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