SINGLE(mom)HOPE Daily Devotional

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Day Nine
Safety

Do you ever pause to recall a time God showed up and rescued you from the horrible pit you were in? For some, it wasn’t a pit, but you were trudging through mud. You found yourself slow and stuck. The emotions that result from living the single mom life can do that. You are a single mom because you have been left either from divorce, the other parent not wanting to make a commitment to you and your child(ren), or you have suddenly been widowed. Maybe circumstances led you to make the decision to go it alone. Whatever the reason, you face emotions that are unique to single moms.

There is a scene in the movie, The Princess Bride, where Wesley is taken down to the Pit of Despair. It is there that he is tortured and left for dead. As a single mom, I could relate to this scene. The pit of my emotions was easily described as despair. My insecurities and doubts would torture me. I am so thankful that God addresses this directly in His Word and never plans to have me left for dead but to be alive and thriving.

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. Psalms 40:2

It is easy to believe that you will never get out of the pit of your circumstances. It is also easy to get comfortable being stuck because you might think you deserve to be stuck. Sweet friend, don’t believe Satan’s lies and don’t fall for his deceitful tactics. You are meant to soar like an eagle. God has beautiful plans for your life.

You were meant to thrive and live with joy and peace. God does not desire for you to be stuck and just trudging along. He wants you to be alive in Him. He will set you firmly on unshakeable faith in Him. He will make you secure and guide your next steps. Trust Him as He picks you up and leads you.

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Day Eight
Overwhelmed

The single mom life is overwhelming. I would find myself easily overwhelmed with the demanding schedule of my children’s schedules, my responsibilities, daily chores, work, and the stress of everyone’s emotions. Holidays overwhelmed me. All the “firsts” after the separation and divorce was overwhelming sadness. I seemed to have remained in a state of overwhelmed.

…When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I
Psalms 61:2

This word “heart” in Psalms 61:2 is the innermost part of you. It is your heart, mind, soul, and your will. When all of you is overwhelmed you need rest. It’s exhausting. You are weak. I don’t know what circumstances are overwhelming you, but I know where you can find rest. Jesus is your rock. He is immovable. He is your strength. He is your stable place. You can stand confidently on this Rock and rest.

You can build your house on this Rock. You and your children can live in the most stable place regardless of the circumstances. When you are overwhelmed and you will be, remember there is the Rock that is higher than you. You have a safe place to rest and process all that is overwhelming you.

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Day Eight
Overwhelmed

The single mom life is overwhelming. I would find myself easily overwhelmed with the demanding schedule of my children’s schedules, my responsibilities, daily chores, work, and the stress of everyone’s emotions. Holidays overwhelmed me. All the “firsts” after the separation and divorce was overwhelming sadness. I seemed to have remained in a state of overwhelmed.

…When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I
Psalms 61:2

This word “heart” is the innermost part of you. It is your heart, mind, soul, and your will. When all of you is overwhelmed you need rest. It’s exhausting. You are weak. I don’t know what circumstances are overwhelming you, but I know where you can find rest. Jesus is your rock. He is immovable. He is strength. He is your stable place. You can stand confidently on this Rock and rest.

You can build your house on this Rock. You and your children can live in the most stable place regardless of the circumstances. When you are overwhelmed and you will be, remember, there is the Rock that is higher than you. You have a safe place to rest and process all that is overwhelming you.