Being it’s Labor Day, I got to thinking about what God’s word has to say about the way we “labor” as mothers. Working to teach and encourage our children can sometimes seem like a repetitive, never ending task that may not always produce immediate results.

It is a high calling to be a mother and one that requires much love, devotion, perseverance. I know I am sometimes tempted to throw my hands up in exasperation and wonder what to do next!

The apostle Paul gives us an encouragement in his letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15 verse 58: “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

When we set out to raise our children in the knowledge and love of the Lord, our work is never useless. We can be strong in His power and claim His promise that we will “reap a harvest” in the proper time. We can pray for the strength of the Holy Spirit to give us a calm and wise countenance as we give ourselves to the Lord’s work. I’m so thankful for a God who gives supernatural strength when our human strength fails.


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