Wednesday – August 14, 2013; Hebrews 11:1-3

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Sometimes all we need is faith…and sometimes faith is all we have to fall back on.

As a single parent, there are times when we can feel overwhelmed by stress, as there is too much to be done, and not enough time to do it all; it can sometimes feel as if there are too many responsibilities, too many bills and too many commitments, and then we get hit with an unexpected blow, like a forgotten bill, car trouble, or a fever…and it feels like just too much for us to handle on our own!

At times like these, when we may be feeling tired, stressed-out and even a little hopeless, when it can feel like we have nothing that we can rely on, we still have faith!

It could be faith in God’s presence, or it could be faith in that good friend or family member who is there to offer us support, a break, or just a listening ear…

And sometimes it is God’s faithfulness to us that sees us through the hard times!

Even if we are struggling with our faith as we face the challenges of single parenting, or just life in general, God’s faith in us never falters, and God’s love for us never fails us!

It is present in the love we share with our children, in the wisdom shared by loved ones, and in those quiet moments of peace we can find in the midst of a hectic day.

Let us Pray:

God, thank you for always having faith in us, in surrounding us with your love, and the love of the people in our lives.  Please help us to rely on your love even when it feels like our faith is faltering, and our energy is gone…enrich us, empower us, with your grace, the love of our children and the support of the people in our lives.

Amen

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One thought on “Wednesday – August 14, 2013; Hebrews 11:1-3

  1. Good thoughts! I’m not a single parent, yet I have those same feelings of being overwhelmed by stress, time, responsibilities, etc. We tend to judge our success by the big things we accomplish; these are surely the most worthwhile. God sees things so much different: He knows that little kindness or thought shared with a child at the right time will make a big difference in their lives. We want to plant seeds and see a lush garden spring up before our eyes. He knows that those seeds planted will bear eternal fruit years down the road.

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