For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Ps 139:13-16 (KJV).
O yea daughters of Eve, today has been dedicated to you to remind you of your holy calling and your unfailing reward by your Maker. So many are in pains because of this noble calling, some regretting ever accepting the office of motherhood, while so many are praying daily for God’s intervention both in their homes and in the lives of the children.
Some are betrayed by their very own and to such a person, it seem as if “time” is on the run and they may never recover all that the enemy has stolen from them. While many are believing and trusting God for their own children, but hear what the Lord is saying:
Listen, child of God, the Lord has something to say, be still and know that I am God! I will answer all your prayers and your expectation will not be cut short. Look unto Him, Christ “the Author and the Finisher of your faith and your joy will be full.
For some, who have been having a smooth ride, may I suggest to you to seek out these women, who are having it rough around you and offer some help, like counseling (in form of creating a forum or one on one), gifts – cash or materials that can help them. Also note, that you are not immune either, you can also learn something from their own experience and watch out so that you don’t fall victim as well.
For all the mothers, here is a message for you to let you know that your trust is not in vain and your joy will surely be full.
“For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.” Ps. 33:21
The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence that our faith turns to fruition and we rejoice in the Lord. Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run.
The assurance expressed by the Psalmist in this verse is really a promise held out in the hands of holy confidence. Oh for grace to appropriate it. If we do not rejoice at this moment, yet we shall do so, as surely as David’s God is our God.
Let us meditate upon the Lord’s holy name, that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily. He is in character holy, just, true, gracious, faithful and unchanging. Is not such a God to be trusted? He is all-wise, almighty, and everywhere present; can we not cheerfully rely upon Him? Yes, we will do so at once, and do so without reserve.
Jehovah-Jireh will provide, Jehovah-Shalom will send peace, Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify, Jehovah-Shammah will be for ever near, and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe. They that know thy name will trust thee; and they that trust thee will rejoice in thee, O Lord.
Does this provide a succor for you my beloved, never mind your labour of love must be honoured by Him, who called you into the vineyard. How and when will the Lord remember His handmaid and bless her? Come along with me and see how the Lord will honour you:
“Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.” Prov. 27:18
He who tends the fig tree has figs for his pains, and he who waits on a good master has honor as his reward. Truly the Lord Jesus is the very best of masters, and it is an honor to be allowed to do the least act for His sake. To serve some lords is to watch over a crab tree and eat the crabs as one’s wages; but to serve my Lord Jesus is to keep a fig tree of the sweetest figs. His service is in itself delight, continuance in it is promotion, success in it is blessedness below, and the reward for it is glory above.
Our greatest honors will be gathered in that season when the figs will be ripe, even in the next world. Angels who are now our servitors will bear us home when our day’s work is done. Heaven, where Jesus is, will be our honorable mansion, eternal bliss our honorable portion, and the Lord Himself our honorable companion. Who can imagine the full meaning of this promise, “He that waiteth on his master shall be honored”?
Lord, help me to wait upon my Master. Let me leave all idea of honor to the hour when thou thyself shalt honor me. May thy Holy Spirit make me a lowly and patient worker and waiter!
As a mother, this is a great comfort to me and my Spirit is bearing me witness that they are many mothers in my category who is identifying with this message.
Mothers are not only multi- tasking but are highly sacrificial in the calling. Not even your husband nor children can adequately say “THANK YOU” but the Lord knows how and will do it adequately. (Ps 25:7)
Be rest assured that He will bless you here on earth and also in heaven. For the many mothers whose “daughter and potential mothers” are held captive. The Lord will turn away their captors and you will sing and rejoice in the Lord, Whose Word never fail (Isa 49:24-26).
To all of us Happy Mother’s Day and a glorious week ahead. Please forward it to as many mothers as you can remember.
Remain blessed in the Lord