“Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 ERV
When most people think of their mother they think of love, caring, kindness, forgiveness and a feeling of belonging. I say most because that is not everyone’s experience. To some their mother’s love was not a place of safety but terror and pain. Both women were physically mothers but emotionally they were vastly different. The one truth is in both instances the children were affected.
Reading through my Facebook page today there were men and women suffering through the day because their mother had passed away or because they do not have a relationship with their mother and that lack is creating hurt, pain and disappointment. A mother’s love is so vastly underrated because most of us do not realize the effect of the love or lack of love until it is too late.
I will ask you today to honor your mother and forgive her for when she did not get things right. I would ask that you forgive yourself and let the love of God heal all those broken places.
““You must honor and respect your father and your mother. Do this so that you will have a full life in the land that the Lord your God gives you.”
Exodus 20:12 ERV
If you want to live a full life you have to forgive, yes even your mom. Unfortunately or fortunately love covers a multitude of sins and love forgives easily. I am not asking you to forgive frivolously but knowing what it takes to forgive. My mother loved me but she messed up a lot and my brother and I got hurt, physically and emotionally but someone who loved me reminded me that if I wanted to be free, I had to forgive my mother and learn to love her in a way that did not hurt me. That was the BEST advice I was ever given. My mother and I had a beautiful relationship before she died, it was not perfect but we learned to appreciate each other and it made her death bearable.
Give love a chance .. if your mother never hurt you, I Thank God for you because you are blessed.
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