Being a mom is one of the most rewarding and beautiful gifts from God – but it also comes with its own set of unique struggles and challenges.
So many moms say they feel utterly alone – especially as they navigate being a first-time mom and adjusting to the challenges of motherhood (on very little sleep).
But the good news is – God never designed moms (or any of us) to walk through life alone – so if you’re a mom who feels like you’re doing it all on your own – consider one or more of these life-giving options to help you in this season.
Find A Mentor Mom
As a new mom – EVERYTHING can be scary – from the first time our little one runs a fever to the day they swallow something they weren’t supposed to.
Your single friends may be well-meaning – but they just don’t know what it’s like to navigate all the intricacies that go into raising a baby.
But the good news is – there are moms who have gone before you – and they can help!
Whether it’s figuring out how to install your carseat or help with breastfeeding – don’t knock the knowledge of other moms who are often more than willing to help or point you in the right direction.
Oftentimes there are older women at church who can mentor new moms, so check and see what kind of support your church has – and don’t think you have to go at it alone.
Join A Christian Moms Group
Many churches have “mom connections” for moms to meet and fellowship together over a hot cup of coffee and a warm meal.
Childcare is often provided so moms can simply relax and fellowship with one another and be filled up by the Holy Spirit – so they can pour it back into their little ones.
Oftentimes, fellowship starts with worship and a devotional that serves like a balm to a weary soul.
And Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a fantastic organization that’s been bringing moms together since the 70s – so check and see if your community has a chapter!
Cry Out To God
And of course – as moms, we are busy with the daily grind, but we must… I mean we MUST have the self-discipline for spending time with the Lord each day.
Despite what culture continues to tell women – we “aren’t enough” and we never will be.
In our own human strength, there is no possible way we can raise our children to reach their best potential and to know and fear the Lord.
We need divine wisdom from above which God has graciously promised to pour out to those who ask.
God knows motherhood brings tough seasons – especially for stay-at-home moms who get criticized as “just staying home” or “not working.”
But moms – take heart.
Motherhood is your most important job.
You are raising up the next generation.
But you can’t do it alone.
So find a “mentor mom,” join your local church’s mom community (or a MOPS if you have one near you), and cry out to God each day.
And ENJOY every moment with your precious little one – or ones!
It’s true what they say – the days are long, but the years fly by.
May God bless you and your family.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
Are you a mother who feels like you are going at motherhood alone?
What are some ways you can reach out to others for help?
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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