Parenting, Trust In God


Psalm 27:10 – “Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.”

My daughter has been going in my woman cave, also known as my prayer closet, lately writing her own prayers! She posted one the other day that practically floored me:

FATHER God, Thank you for this day You have made. I thank you that I’ll be near You always. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.”

Though her prayer was short and sweet. It was also PERSONAL. His name changed…to her! Usually it’s Lord this, or Lord that. But this day it was FATHER GOD… 🙂

One of my most heart felt request to God is that my baby will come to know Him as her Father. The One whom when she needed Him to provide or comfort her. He did.

She’s growing up and noticing what’s going on around her. She notices her classmates have two parent households. She also notices that everyone is a big brother or sister…except her! I can’t compete with that.

Now, I am not saying that her prayers changed over night, but I am saying that one of my many prayers have been answered. As I praised God for that prayer He led me to a moment I had had with Him.

In my woman cave I have two pictures of the day Abrielle was baptized at my church. One before she went under the water and in the other she is submerged in the water. On that day when I was praying to Him, my spirit led me to pray for my child and her coming to know God as her Father. I can remember myself being a mess because that’s a sensitive subject for me! But as I prayed the Spirit beckoned me to look at that picture and He told me in that moment, “I AM her Father”.

If I could explain the overwhelming feeling I had at that moment, I would! But I can’t . All I can say is God is faithful. He confirmed that my baby..really His baby belongs to Him. On the day that she publicly expressed her belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, she became His child.

As single mothers, we have to learn to put our children in God’s hands. He loves them far more than we ever could and He desires to give them the best…just like He wants to give us the best.

I don’t know what request you’ve placed before the Father’s feet on behalf of your child, but I believe the LORD has heard you and that the time is coming that you will see what you said…

Psalm 103:17 – “But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children”


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