My mom became a widow when I was seven. She never remarried, and was totally devoted to her three children. She taught us right from wrong using tough love. She was my best friend!
My sweet mother got cancer when I was sixteen. God faithfully strengthened her throughout chemo and radiation. Her testimony was one of total dependence on God, perseverance, and determination. She never complained; rather she pointed us to a loving, trustworthy God!
Do not conform To the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what god’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2
She was able to attended my wedding, but never met my children. I remembered her faith when our special needs child was born. “Depend on God, Persevere, Be Determined” … Her words encouraged me as I struggled to parent!
During those difficult years, anger and doubt consumed me! But, my mom’s words continued to resonate in my mind. Thankfully, my beautiful daughter lived thirteen years when doctors predicted only a year of life. She expressed unconditional love every day of her life without saying a word!
My God was faithful! I depended on Him each second of every day!
For the Lord said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
Our lives are in His hands. He desires for us to be dependent on Him and to trust Him. I know now that He is trustworthy. He is in control of life and His plan is good!
You will keep the peace, a perfect peace, for all who trust in You, for those who dedicate their hearts and minds to You. ~ Isaiah 26:3