My Grieving Heart
I’m so troubled by everything I’ve been witnessing on social media and the news. I just don’t know how much more I can handle seeing each day. I keep seeing my “friends” posting things that I not only disagree with, but things that I know grieves the heart of God. My heart is so grieved too. How can these women, many of them who are mothers, and many who claim to be Christians, be pro-choice? They stand up for the rights of animals, but not for the rights of an unborn child. I seriously don’t get it. My heart hurts for God. He had a plan for each and every baby that he planted in the womb.
I pray daily on how to handle this situation. I want to stand up for God and not care what anyone else thinks. He’s the main authority in my life. He’s the one who created me and the one who will judge me when I enter into eternity. I want to be brave for God. I want to empower other woman to stand up against the grain. It really stinks, but you will lose friends over standing up for what the Bible says is right. I know this first hand. But it gives me peace to know that even Jesus faced heartbreak when Judas, one of His 12 disciples, betrayed Him. (John 18:1-12) He knows the heartbreak you feel from the loss of friendship. He will help you heal and move forward.
These women who protested for women’s rights don’t represent me or God. These women need our prayers, but the world needs to see that there are millions of other women like myself who are pro-life women who love and respect our husbands. We are happy with our rights as women. We have so much freedom in America. How dare these women complain and carry on like they have chains around their necks. They don’t like America? They should do research on other countries where women still have barely any privileges. I’m SO thankful that I can stay home with my children and teach them about God. Many countries don’t even allow homeschooling or free worship. (If you are reading this right now from one of those countries and you long for this type of freedom, I’m so sorry for what you are going through. I’m praying for you!) We are women who strive to please God. We do this by respecting the authority figures that He has placed in our lives.
Romans 13:1-3 says, “All of you must obey the government rulers. Everyone who rules was given the power to rule by God. And all those who rule now were given that power by God. 2 So anyone who is against the government is really against something God has commanded. Those who are against the government bring punishment on themselves. 3 People who do right don’t have to fear the rulers. But those who do wrong must fear them. Do you want to be free from fearing them? Then do only what is right, and they will praise you.”
I would like to end by saying a prayer.
Lord, I thank You for all that You’ve done for me. Thank You that my mother chose life so that I may experience Your goodness and love here on earth. I’m thankful for the air I breathe, for warm water, for my family and friends. There’s just SO much to be thankful for. Thank You for the gift of being home with my children and for giving me a hard working husband to provide for us. I pray for those who don’t know You. Please soften their hearts and open their eyes to Your Word and Your plans for their lives. I pray God, that the division will stop right now and that Your love will conquer all. Bring peace to America. I know that division is Satan’s plan, not Yours. He’s having a field day right now. But I know God, that You are the name above ALL names. I know that You have a plan for each and every person on this earth, whether they believe in You or not. I pray that Your plans for us will prosper and that every weapon formed against Your people will fail. I pray for those who don’t have the freedom to worship You freely. I pray that their leaders will be drawn to You and things will change for the good of Your people. I pray that You will protect those who have to worship You in secret. Give them peace God. Give Your people courage and a bold spirit to stand up for what is right and for the things that bring honor to You. But help us to do it with love and kindness. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
Be blessed my friends!
I’m Amanda and a Christian homeschooling Mom to 4 awesome boys from ages 4 to 19.
I have an amazing, supportive husband, a passion for encouraging others in their faith, and helping new homeschoolers find their way through their journey.
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