New mom calls on God for help with twins

God Gives Strength to Mothers

When our eldest daughter was getting ready to deliver her first born twins, I half-jokingly cautioned her that “motherhood was the hardest job she will ever love.”

Sure enough, for the next three months, I was able to help her through an extremely sleep-deprived, stressful period caring for them since her husband was deployed halfway around the world. I told her that it typically isn’t THIS hard, but twins did bring an extra element to the mix of adjusting to motherhood. As a parent, she quickly learned why she needed to rely on her Heavenly Father to provide the strength and wisdom to do the job He called her to.

I bet you agree that motherhood is a demanding job.
How do you cope?

Thankfully God offers His help if we call on Him. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus urges, “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” His Word is full of similar promises that we can count on. One of the most comforting is that Almighty God assures us that no matter what we’re going through, He will never leave us or forsake us.

I was introduced to Moms in Prayer back in 1998. I loved how our prayer hour was spent connecting with Our Heavenly Father. Based on His character and promises, we praised Him, confessed sin, thanked Him for what He was doing in our children’s lives, then prayed for our kids and schools.

Author Arthur Pink stated, “An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped.” Through Moms in Prayer, I gained a fuller understanding of God’s ways which helped me grow in my love for Him. I also more confidently cast my burdens on Him, knowing that He indeed cared for me.

God has also given us a spiritual family here on earth to walk through life with.

He doesn’t want us to be “Lone Ranger Christians” who are more vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks such as discouragement, doubt, and temptation.

The writer of Hebrews warns, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Like my daughter who found great comfort in my help as she adjusted to motherhood, we can be strengthened in our faith by meeting with other believers. My Moms in Prayer group helps me keep my eyes on God, especially when life situations reel out of my control. Together, we’re comforted, recalling who God is through prayer. And when one is discouraged or doubtful, we remind one another of these truths which fills us with hope.

This is not a time to fear, but to be embraced, placing our trust in the One who knows the future. Our children and grandchildren will be impacted through our example.

On Saturday October 22, 2022, we have a special opportunity to gather with like-minded women from across the Northeast at Rise Up Boston. After these past years with the pandemic, it’s even more important to take advantage of this time. Let’s come together to celebrate our living God and His mighty acts among us! Our faith will be strengthened to fulfill the unique mission He has for each one of us.

“Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 34:3 ESV

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Maureen Stott is a native New Englander who has also lived on three other continents during her married life. She and her husband, Dave, have three grown children and will welcome their 8th grandchild later this year. She currently serves as the Moms in Prayer Massachusetts and Rhode Island State Coordinator, helping women of all ages and seasons of life discover the amazing gift God has given us in group prayer. In her free time, Maureen enjoys planning family/friend gatherings, playing tennis, and sailing around Rhode Island and beyond.

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  1. I am currently a new mom to my 3rd baby boy. I have a 4 year old, 1 year old and now a 3 week old.
    I’m seeking encouragement, direction and connection with moms who have gone through this or are currently going through the hardship I’m encountering.

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      Hello Danielle, Thank you for your comment. I pray that God will give you strength and peace during this time of raising young children. To connect with other moms, you can request to join a Moms in Prayer group in your area. Go to: https://impactroster.momsinprayer.org/public/group-info Complete the form, checking the Preschool Mom box under “Optional Group Information.” You will receive an email with any local groups and group leaders contact info, as well as your State Coordinator information. Also, you can pray through our resource, Prayers for Little Ones: https://momsinprayer.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/pdf10PowerfulPrayersforLittleOnes2022.pdf God bless you Danielle.

    2. Hi Danielle,

      We hope you can also attend the conference. If you can get child care for that time, I believe you will be happy you were able to go. I think you will feel encouraged and strengthened. I’m a group leader in Boston and was so blessed to attend another Moms in Prayer conference. God bless you and your children!

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