“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1-3
Being a single mother is among the hardest jobs in the world. Whether a woman becomes a single mom by widowhood, adopting an orphan or by being abandoned by the father of the child, the Lord is there for these women. Let’s take a look at some Bible verses that single mothers would find very encouraging.
“For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth” (Isaiah 54:5).
Just like a husband would help raise kids, God helps raise children. Since a Christian single mother has to rely on the Lord instead of a husband down on Earth, she has complete devotion towards him. This creates an intimate spiritual relationship where a single mom depends on the Lord for her needs.
“Abraham answered, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.’ And the two of them went on together” (Genesis 22:8)
Across the globe, single mothers are the biggest group of people living in poverty. He is aware of her needs and can easily provide for her. Through prayer, Bible study and fasting, a single mom can find how the Lord will provide for her and her children.
“For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you” (Deuteronomy 23:14)
Single mothers often find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Evil people often attempt to break the family down. This makes it important for her to entrust her kids to the Lord’s care, especially if she has to leave them for extended periods when going to work. The Lord will dispatch angels to protect her children.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psalm 68:5).
A single mother can trust God as her Father to keep His promises and lift her up when she’s feeling down. Her Father also becomes her children’s Father, watching over them while helping her push ahead.
The numbers don’t look great for single moms and their children. As such they need all the encouragement they can get. These verses from the Bible show how life can be better for these mothers and their children, under the Lord’s protection and grace. At Sheltering Grace, we do our part to help these women and kids. You can contribute to our cause as well and become a positive force in the Lord’s plan to help them.
Sheltering Grace Ministry, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 Ltd. non-profit ministry. We resolve the initial crisis of homelessness by providing a safe place to live during pregnancy and by providing mothers with the tools they need to improve decision-making, to enhance employment options, and increase family income, to act responsibly as the head of their household, and to develop the self-reliance to progress to permanent independent living. Please join us in renewing and rebuilding the lives of these brave women – #Be1of5000.