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’m sure you have heard it before, “the happy tears.” I think of the goodness of God, how faithful He has been to me, and I can’t stop crying. It has taken me YEARS for me to be able to express into words what it means to trust God as a single mom, and how trusting God as a single mom has been the absolute best decision of my life.
It is sometimes hard to put into words, but here it goes. His Word and His promises are what sustain me. We can think it is our own savvy or our own skill that has delivered us from our messes, but trust me, it is not.
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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When Everything is not a bed of roses as a single mom and trusting God
Believe it or not, 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 few groceries I can.
That is embarrassing, a hit to your pride, and humbling. When you know you can do better and are made for more, that feeling can have you yelling out to God and asking Him to deliver you. You quickly learn to trust God when situations like that present themselves.
Unfortunately, money problems are not the only issues I have encountered
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.
And because of this, I had to figure out what could get me out of the “trouble I found myself in.” As a result, I knew I had to rely on my upbringing, and trust God.
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 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 so imperative that we talk to Him about what we need or want from Him.
I have found it easier when I remember how much He wants to hear from me, and help me.
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, and 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. But remember who you are, because of Whose you are.
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. You can also get a few more scriptures from my post here, or you can find some more here to remind you that joy comes in the morning.
If you are interested in growing in God, 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. Walk in your purpose, and remember Who you belong to.