Every time I sit down and write this post, I find it difficult; not because the words fail me, but because the tears fall and fall. I think of the goodness of God, how faithful He has been to me, I can’t stop crying. It has taken my YEARS for me to express into words what it means to trust God as a single mom.
It is sometimes hard to put into words, but here it goes. His Word and His promises are what sustain me.
I want to share with you the scriptures I turn to in my life. Honestly, I used to only turn to Him when I thought I needed Him. When there was no way I could get out of the situation I was in without Him intervening.
I had to quickly get out of that practice and rely on Him in all things.
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Things have not always been roses and butterflies for me and my children. For instance, I’ve faced foreclosure on my home more than once.
There have been times I’ve had to decide do I pay this bill or buy what groceries I can.
I’ve even tried to push my way into relationships I’ve had no business being in.
While not all of my bad situations have been a result of my own negligence or misguided decisions, a vast number of them have been due to me trying to figure things out on my own.
But thanks to God He has pulled me out of my messes.
It has taken me years to get to a place where I am totally and completely trusting God.
Trusting God as a single mom scripture #1
I had to come to grips with
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Man, was this one hard! I mean hard. In my house all decisions fell on me, there is no father figure. So I thought.
Now, this may offend some, but hey, it’s the truth. The act of fornication is a sin. My children are a not the sin, but the struggles I deal with are sometimes a result of that fornication of sin. My children are not.
With that being said, I realized the decision making doesn’t fall on me. It’s God’s. Thank God. That means not everything is up to me. What a relief!
Learning to trust God in all things was hard for me. I felt me being the sole decision-maker as the only adult was the only way to go, but I did learn to trust God to direct my path and decisions.
Scripture #2 Trusting God as a single mom
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
When trusting God, single moms must talk to Him
Yes, He knows what we are going through. He knows our situations, but He still calls us to make our requests known to Him.
He actually delights in hearing our voice.
As a single mother, it is imperative that we talk to Him about what we need or want from Him.
It is beyond stressful to be the head of your household alone, that’s why I pray to Him; prayer relives the stress. It helps us from worrying.
And after you pray, show your gratitude. Thank Him for hearing you, and answering your prayer.
Trusting God as a single mom every day
Make a promise to yourself and to your children that you will seek His guidance in everything every day.
Not only will you seek His guidance, but you will completely trust Him. It may seem tough to relinquish control, but trust me, mama, it will make your life easier.
Seriously start small with trusting Him. Ask Him where to buy your groceries, or how to plan out your budget, and then it will be easier to seek Him in the big things, like who to date.
God is not going to steer you wrong. He doesn’t want you to suffer, or be alone.
I’m here to tell you, it’s OK, and most importantly, it’s for your good to trust Him and acknowledge Him.
More Trusting in God Scriptures
There are so many more “go-to” scriptures I have, but I just wanted to get you making a habit of leaning on His Word.
I recommend grabbing a journal to write down your prayers and thoughts. This is one (affiliate link) I use and highly recommend.
Hold your head up, you got this, you can do this.