1 Chronicles 4:9-10Amplified Bible
9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez, saying, “Because I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would indeed bless me and enlarge my border [property], and that Your hand would be with me, and You would keep me from evil so that it does not hurt me!” And God granted his request.
When you become a parent, your eyes will be opened to a whole other world. Another world where you realize that your decisions impact your child and yourself as well. When it is just you and bad decisions become a lifestyle, it can be easy to numb the pain. However, when you give birth you realize that some pain cannot be numbed but it must be addressed. That means some relationships have to end, some tears have to be shed, and some lessons have to be learned to provide a better life for your child. Painful decisions that lead to victory seem bleak in the beginning… but in the end the Lord will bless you. When I became pregnant with my daughter the doctor’s told me to terminate her because I would die if I carried her full term. Not only that , people persecuted me and I had no support. My mother’s day was lonely and the pain that I endured cannot even be described. But now, when I look at my daughter Ruth I can say that it was all worth it. Today… view today as your new Mother’s Day. Make the decision that even if it hurts… you will make better decisions for your child or children.
Father, help me to rely on you and not toxic relationships. Keep me safe in your arms and away from all hurt, harm, and danger. In Jesus Name, I pray… Thank God, Amen.