Being a parent is by far the hardest job one can have & being a single parent is probably even tougher. I experienced it for several years with my oldest son but his dad was always active in his life. He was 2 yrs old when we broke up. The hardest part for me was knowing that my son would never know what it’s like to live with both parents. Growing up, I was blessed to live under the same roof as my mom & dad. So, it was heartbreaking to think that he would never get to experience it. Thankfully, God allowed us to have a second chance. He restored my family & it was only by His grace.
I may not know what it’s like to live in a single parent household & I may not know what it’s like to struggle raising a child/children without the help of the other parent but I see it happening around me. I have friends & relatives that do know what it’s like. So, when I came across this blog post of an empowering woman who shares her experience as a single parent, I just knew I had to share it on my blog – How to be a good single mom.
On good days & bad days, we must hold on to God’s Word, which gives us the strength we need to keep going – single or not. I pray these scriptures comfort & strengthen you.
But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.” Isaiah 40:31 (GNT)
“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (GNT)
“’The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end; I will keep forever my promise of peace.’ So says the Lord who loves you.” Isaiah 54:10 (GNT)
“And with all his abundant wealth through Christ Jesus, my God will supply all your needs.” Philippians 4:19 (GNT)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. Proverbs 3:5-6 (GNT)
“We have not stopped praying for you since the first day we heard about you. In fact, we always pray that God will show you everything he wants you to do and that you may have all the wisdom and understanding that his Spirit gives. Then you will live a life that honors the Lord, and you will always please him by doing good deeds. You will come to know God even better. His glorious power will make you patient and strong enough to endure anything, and you will be truly happy.” Colossians 1:9-11 (CEV)