Dear Single Mom:

I don’t know about you, but I think parenting would be exceedingly easier if I did not have a degree of limitedness.  Imagine if energy, patience, time, and money existed in unlimited quantities, wouldn’t that be great?!

Instead, we are entrusted to believe in what we’ve been given, and to trust that we worship a God that specializes in multiplication.  He does have an ability to make greatness from little.  Just as he fed the thousands with very limited  fish and bread, He can and will do the same for you and I.  The tricky thing is we don’t always see it – we don’t always see the mere and few that God will use, but He still acts – and powerfully.

Father in Heaven,

Thank you for giving us faith – the ability to trust and believe even when we do not see.  We don’t know or can’t picture how you will provide next – emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally.  We don’t know, but we don’t have to know to have peace and abundance.  Peace and abundance can be ours because you choose to provide it to us, through nothing done on our own accord.  Please strengthen and encourage Single Moms tonight – whatever their season.  Maybe they are in the midst of summer, or gearing up for a new school year, or entering a new season of empty nesting.  Hug their hearts tonight, and hold them close.  Thank you for working miracles in unusual ways, please let the eyes of our heart wait in eager expectation of how your goodness will multiply next.  Your goodness is plentiful because you are good and you are love.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

 “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”

When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.  So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.  Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.  They all ate and were satisfied,  and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.” Mark 6:38-44

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1