Isaiah 66:2, 4-7, 10, 12-13
We take time to thank God for the love of mothers and those who have and are currently pouring in and shaping the lives and minds of children for the Glory of God. There is nothing like motherly love. Mothers can see things that even the children can’t see in themselves and love them enough to encourage them to flow in their God given purpose even when things don’t always go the way they want.
There are times in our lives when we find ourselves influenced and or captive to people, places, or things for one reason or another. If we are not careful, we can find ourselves being pulled away from the ones who love us and want the very best for us. When we find ourselves operating as if we are in captivity, it begins to destroy our hope, relationships, walk, speech, joy and peace. When we focus on our issues they can seem too big for us, but we must remember God is bigger than our issues. In the middle of our set-backs in life, God will begin to speak a word about our come back. God speaks not about if, but when we come back.
The text says, “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at My word.” Yes, many times we experience hard times in our life as a direct result of decisions we make, but in spite of us God still loves us with a motherly love. He says in no uncertain terms that if we will humble ourselves, accept responsibility and reverence God’s word, favor would find us.
In the text we find that God compares this type of favor we would find as a mother giving birth to a baby without the labor pains. This is how God will show up in our lives. It will not be absent of hard work, but it will be like a mother being able to deliver what God has promised without the pain everybody else is expecting her to experience. No matter what season you are experiencing in your life right now, understand that God knows all about it and is prepared to bring us out when we get our mental, physical and spiritual position lined up with God.