A mother, perhaps more than anyone else in the culture is a sower of futures. And Christian mothers are always seeding the future with Gospel values, the Gospel message and Gospel hope. She sows her seed in the rush and bustle of daily life and responsibilities that are often overwhelming and frequently (too frequently) under-appreciated. She bathes her efforts in prayer and wonders frequently if her model and instruction (Proverbs 1:8) will be enough to protect her children now and launch them into the future.
Psalm 44 gives a glimpse into why she should never give up on prayer. Her prayers are mightier than the sword. That is, her prayers, issued in desperate dependence upon God, go to the ear of a Sovereign who is more than powerful enough to bring about everything for which she labors. Wise mothers trust in a powerful God.
(vs 2) … you with your own hand drove out the nations,
(vs 3) for not by their own sword did they win the land,
nor did their own arm save them, …
(vs 6) For not in my bow do I trust,
nor can my sword save me.
(vs 7) But you have saved us from our foes
and have put to shame those who hate us.
(vs 26) Rise up; come to our help!
Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!
God wants us to know that he is both the source of our joy but also the protector of our legacy. We need not be powerful when he is almighty. We need fear no enemy when he stands between us and the wickedness sometimes aimed at us.
Trust in the Lord mom’s. In whatever overwhelms you today or any day, trust in the Lord. Lean on him. He will be strong for you when you are weak.