“Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of your concerns. God is our place of safety.” Psalm 62: 8 (CEV)
I kept telling myself to breathe. I had two little girls, 7 and 4 years, and I had just become a single mom. My husband had chosen someone else.
How do I begin to pick up the pieces of my heart, face every day activities, and provide for my family? It meant taking one step at a time, continually choosing to kick away defeat, and allowing God to lead in this single mom journey. It was a tough go but God was faithful.
It meant returning into the workforce, taking evening classes, working two jobs sometimes, and healing my heart. I was alone for 12 years. God asked me to focus on my girls and raise them first and that meant being lonely. During that time, I began to know who Linda was.
The girls and I became a team and made wonderful memories. Being a single parent is a tough job and many times unfair. Everyone walking this journey deserves a gold star.
Many years ago, I had to learn to breathe again and I know without a doubt, God never wastes a trial.
How is your journey going? Will you trust God to help you move forward in your own life journey? If you are single-parenting know that God is there to help you….I know because He did for me! You can do this!
Heavenly Father, thank you for providing a way when we find it hard to breathe. You understand when we are in pain, and you provide a way to help us in our life journey. We are asking for comfort, direction, and wisdom as we move ahead. Guide us today, knowing full well You are faithful. In Jesus’ name, amen.
With this life experience, God has given me the opportunity to encourage and mentor other single parents. My 10-article series on Power to Change website called, Single Mom Survival Kit became a reality. My blog comes out of a passion to inspire single parents. Take advantage of these resources, or pass them on to a single parent in your life.
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