But... we are not just Mother's, we are daughter's of the King (insert Hallelujah here). When we read God's Word in Proverbs 31: 25b it says, "... She smiles at the future." You may read that and say, "How?", "In this world that I live in, how can I possibly smile at the future?"
I will tell you how. Because God is already there. God who is our Father, is there in the future. He holds our tomorrows in His Almighty hand. Whatever lies ahead, the trials and disappointments, God will be right there with you, helping you bear your burdens each step down this journey called life. We are not promised an easy road. But remember He cares for you and loves you. Never forget that dear child... dearest daughter of the King!
Another reason we can smile is because Romans 8:28 is true. This beloved verse says, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." We need to keep our minds focused on God, and focused on the precepts of Scripture. Do you love God? Then this promise is for you. All things are not necessarily good. But all things will work for good. Maybe not right now, and maybe not even in the near future, but they will. God's good is that He is molding us into the image of His Son. He will use even the hard, difficult things to do this.
Another reason we smile at the future is we know that in our future is heaven! This is not our home. Once we have traveled all the way down this road, and the Lord calls our name. We will go to heaven to be with Him and all our loved ones who have gone on before us. We will spend eternity with God. Smile at that sweet sister in Christ!
In the earlier part of the same verse, (Proverbs 31: 25a) it says, "Strength and dignity are her clothing," There is a sweet, older lady on facebook that I have come to love. She often says, "Now don't forget to go out today without your smile!" No matter what you wear, beautiful ladies, you always look your prettiest with a smile on your face!
There was a country song that was popular a few years ago. The name of it was, "I Hope You Dance". Well not everyone can dance. So today my wish for all you sweet, precious Mothers is...
The future is calling... I hope you smile!