Friday – August 16, 2013; Hebrews 10:35-39

Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet
“in a very little while, the one who is coming will come and will not delay;
but my righteous one will live by faith.  My soul takes no pleasure in anyone who shrinks back.”
But we are not among those who shrink back and so are lost, but among those who have faith and so are saved.

We are not ones to shrink from our responsibilities…

We showed that when we took on the role of a single parent, taking responsibility for our children, and dedicating ourselves to their well-being and care.

However, no matter how strong our convictions, or how powerful our desire to be good parents, there may be times when our confidence falters, when it may feel as if we bit off more than we could chew, and are afraid that we cannot handle the responsibilities of being a single parent.  When we begin to wonder about God‘s sense of humor, by putting us in this position.

When our confidence in our decisions fail us, and we find ourselves wondering if we really are good-enough parents.

Today’s reading speaks to those moments when our confidence fails us, it and gives us hope!

This passage assures us that God is with us!  We are reminded that our faithfulness has been rewarded; as no matter how hard the road may seem at times, we are making this journey with our children, and are supported by God and by people in our lives who can give us strength, bolster our confidence, and help us to keep moving forward.

Let us Pray:

God, please help us to stay confident in our abilities as single parents.  Thank you for giving us this opportunity to be such a significant part of our children’s lives, and thank you for supporting us when our confidence falters, with your love and the love and wisdom of others.  Thank you that we do not make the journey of single parenthood on our own.

Amen

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