4 Amazing Things How Single Parent Feel

You can read also our previous post about on how to become an amazing single parent. As I asked some of the single parents friends on how they overcome the challenges they encounter in their daily lives and I am surprised how they responds.

 

Beloved!!! Unpredictable. Lonely .

Blessed. Busy. Amazing. Miracles. Challenging.

Beautiful chaos. Jehovah Jireh. Resilient. Transforming. Healing.

Empowering. The days are long but the years are short. Callusing.

Adventure. Joy. Tough. Involved. Peaceful. Broken.

Overcomer. #beautifullybroken. Overwhelming. Rewarding.

Grace. Abandoned. Severely broken…beautifully redeemed. Covered with the Lord’s grace

Humbling. [God is] Faithful. Crazy, busy, yet wonderful.

Strengthened by God and thankful for His grace. Valued. Devastated. Fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants.

Reboot. God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.

Single parenting. It conjures up so many different emotions, thoughts, feelings. But I love that so many of the words and phrases are positive! Can’t you just feel the faith in God growing? Can’t you sense the hope we have for a beautiful future? Can’t you taste the expectation of God moving in our midst, providing for us in such unexpected ways?

Don’t you hear the belief that a God brings beauty from our broken lives?

We list at least 4 things how the life of a single parent.

  1. Single parents are tired

    . Do you see it in the words and phrases above? Single parents are always on the go, the only one to meet their child’s physical needs. They are the cooks and the maids and the chauffeurs. They are the tutors and the cheering section. They are the providers and the counselors. They are the sole decision makers.

In Isaiah 40:31 say’s: But those who trust (hope, wait) in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

  1. Single parents are dependent on God

    . Faithful. Miracles. Grace. Single parents have come to the end of themselves and realize they have no choice but to trust God to carry them through.

And then, they find God is more than enough.

We see God step in time and time again, providing for our physical needs. We see God pour out His love through the kindness of friends. We see God working in the lives of our children. We see Him everywhere, all around us, working circumstances for our good and His glory. We see His power at work in us.

In 2 Corinthians 12:9 Says: Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

  1. Single parents are broken.

    A friend was on the beach and her daughter was bringing her shells. My friend told her daughter to stop bringing broken shells and look for whole ones instead. As she waited, God began to speak to her about the shells. She remembered that the shells are often broken as the animal inside outgrows it. She also began to think about all that the shells have to go through just to get to the beach. Wave after wave, storm after storm, fish after fish. Then, once they arrive, they are often missed and stepped on by those not looking for them.

My friend said God revealed to her that each shell was beautifully broken. Each one had a story of survival. God wanted her to see the beauty as her daughter did. In the quest to find perfection, she was missing a lot of beauty and a lesson along the way. In that moment, God told me know that my beauty was not defined in perfection. My beauty is in the survival, in being broken. Now, when I go to the beach, I look for broken shells and I thank God for making me beautifully broken.

  1. Single parents are overcomers

    . God never designed us to live a mediocre, normal life. He called us to a life of adventure and abundance!

Single parents are forced to find ways to overcome. To overcome hurt and pain. To overcome brokenness. To overcome the life they always expected. To overcome so many obstacles stacked against them.

And single parents know it is God in them who gives them the strength to overcome.

In 1 John 4:4 Say’s: But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.

Parent Quote of the day:

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

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