Gospel living, Parenting

Weak Moms, Strong God (Desiring God)


Mother’s Day has come once again. For some, it’s a day filled with the precious gifts of dandelions and a handmade cards scribbled with “I luv you”. For others, it’s a day that stirs up a fresh sense of grief over infertility, the loss of a child, or the loss of a mother. 

For me, this day carries more than I can express in words and is often mixed with a sense of gratitude and grief. 

Oh how different life is from the naive picture that I had formed in my head before the realities of motherhood began. Don’t get me wrong – I am so thankful to be a mother. It is a gift and a privilege that I do not deserve and many long to have. However, it is also a journey that has been far from what I imagined.

To read more, you can find my Mother’s Day post at http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/weak-moms-strong-god

In Christ, 

Sarah Walton

hurts_medium.62ycfe4p32lgurjshoegogequhxiqninTo read more on the hope we have in suffering, check out “Hope When It Hurts – 30 Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering” authored by Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell here or here.

5 thoughts on “Weak Moms, Strong God (Desiring God)”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Sarah, this post was such an encouragement to me. I am a new wife and step-mum of five (three of them 14, 10 & 7, full time). It’s been a year and a half now and I am really struggling to be honest. Nothing is, as you say, how I expected it to be. I’ve been thrown in at the deep end and I feel like a failure daily! Your post challenged and encouraged me afresh to keep my eyes on the Lord above all else. Please pray for me if you remember. Gods blessings to you and your family…Sharon x x


    1. Thank you for sharing how you were encouraged, Sharon. You aren’t alone in your struggle and I thank God that he is patient with us as we grow to trust him more. I pray that he will help you keep your eyes fixed on him one day at a time. : )

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