Originally published Tuesday, 01 May 2012.
Dear Single Mom,
Your Heavenly Father is your strength. He is your power. He is your provider, the very lover of your soul.
For every time, you have felt weak, His word says that He is strong.
For every time you have felt lonely, His word says He places the lonely in families.
For every time you have been saddened by the lack of a father for your child, His word says He is a father to the fatherless.
For every time you have felt that you wouldn't have enough, His word says He provides for all your needs.
For every time you have felt abandoned, His word promises that He will never leave you nor forsake you.
For every time it seemed the weight of this world was too much to bear ... remember, "His yoke is easy and His burden is light."
He is more than enough for you and your children. He provides your joy, your strength, your peace. He makes the weak strong, provides rest for the weary, and gives hope to the hopeless! He bottles every tear you have cried. His heart aches when yours does. He loves you. You are more than enough through Him. You are complete in him. You are able, because He is more than able!
Jennifer Maggio is considered one of the nation' s leading authorities on single parents' issues. She is founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine. She has appeared on more than 100 radio and television programs. For more information, visit http://www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.