A Love Letter from God (for Those Tough Mothering Days)

Sometimes being a mom is the toughest job around.

We give and give and give, and we still can fall short. We often don’t feel loved and appreciated, and we may even wonder if anyone notices all the blood, sweat and tears we put into every single day of mothering.

I have been in that place, friend. In fact, I still often find myself there.

On those tough mothering days there is one thing that inspires me to keep going: He knows and He cares. 

A few months ago (when I was feeling especially weary from motherhood’s relentless pace) God spoke these loving truths to me that soothed my soul and gave me the courage to keep giving my best, despite the daily trials of motherhood.

These words remind me that even on the days when I’m exhausted, worn out, or when I’m sure that I’ve blown it (again), God has not given up on me. He’s got my back and is in my corner. He notices.

He sees it all, and He’s not afraid of any of it. Whether I “feel” Him there or not, He’s at work beside me in the motherhood trenches.  

Friend, I pray you will feel God’s loving arms around you as you read this very special message.

It comes straight from the heart of God and is meant just for you (do you think it’s an accident you’re reading this post today?)

Sometimes being a mom is the toughest job around. We give and give and give, and we still can fall short. We often don't feel loved and appreciated, and we may even wonder if anyone notices all the blood, sweat and tears we put into every single day of mothering. But there's HOPE. Someone notices (someone who loves you very much). Let this love letter to you from God tell you all about it and bring you the encouragement you're desperate for today.

Dear Daughter,

Today was a difficult day. One that stretched you beyond measure and seemed to tug at your very soul.

You were up several times last night because you heard a small voice say at 2:37 a.m.: “I had another bad dream, Mama.”

You woke up sleep-deprived and yet you still fed, clothed and changed your littlest ones (all before you stepped in the shower).

You negotiated a peace treaty between two warring nations (otherwise known as your two children with the opposite personalities).

You taught, encouraged and shared kindness and truth to your family (bringing just that much more light to the precious souls I’ve entrusted you with).

And as Valentine’s Day is on your mind (and talk about “love” seems to be on everyone’s lips), I want to share something very special with you.

I want to confess my deep, rich, unending love for you, my beloved.

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I love you for all the ways that you serve your family. I’m proud of the ways you comfort, correct and console. I honor the extreme sacrifice you’ve chosen to make as a mom who serves her family day in and day out.

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And yet, beloved, I would still love you as completely if you did none of these things.

That’s because I love you for who you are—the woman you are deep down in your soul. I created that wonder, and it is I who is using all the trials and tears you’re enduring to encourage your inner radiance to be an even brighter light to all around you.

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There is nothing that you can do to take my love away; and there is nothing that you can do to make me love you more. Period.

I know there are times that you feel unappreciated, unloved and (on those days when you’re most transparent) perhaps even unnoticed. 

You know your family members would say “I love you” if you asked; but there are moments when you still feel lacking and yearning for more love. Somehow marriage and mothering—even with its glorious joys—can never quite fully fill your heart’s longings to love and to be loved.

I want you to know that I see this, and that I understand. And on the days when the pain of this longing is too much (or anytime that you want to talk to me, actually) I want you to know that I am here—to listen, to bring peace and to remind you of the deeper truths. 

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Can I share a few of those with you right now?

I have loved you with an everlasting love, and it with this love that I’m drawing you to me. (Jeremiah 31:3)god love letter women

I have searched your heart and I fully know you, even your deepest thoughts. (Psalm 139:1)

I made you and formed you with my own hands, and I call my creation of you “marvelous.” (Psalm 139:14)

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My love carries you through the deepest waters of life. My love assures that when you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned up. (Isaiah 43:2)

My faithful love for you endures forever. (Psalm 136) It never ends and will pursue you all the days of your life. (Psalm 23:6)

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My love is not based on what you do for me, but rests on you simply because you are my daughter. You can know this to be true because I show my love and kindness to you even when you walk in darkness.(Hosea 2:14-23)

In me, you can be made complete and full, lacking nothing. (1 John 4:12; James 1:4). Let me lead you into that kind of life—the fullest, richest life possible. (John 10:10)

I drew you to myself, not vice versa, and I continue to draw you everyday. (John 6:44, Romans 5:8)

Can you hear me? Can you see the new beauty I’m creating in you? (Isaiah 43:19) Can you see the beauty I’m creating from the ashes? Let me bring you refreshment. (Isaiah 61:3)

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Restoration and rebirth are my specialty. I love to bring new life out of the sorrows and sin that once defined you. In fact, these transformations in your life are signs of my great power and love for you! (Isaiah 55:13)

You are precious to me. You are honored and loved by me. (Isaiah 43:4)

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You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your love delights me, and you have captured my heart. (Song of Songs 4:1,9)

My darling daughter, this is my sentiment to you: I treasure you and adore you.

 

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This week, find a few stolen moments to come away with me, my love, so that I can replenish you.

No outward “show” of ritual needed. Just be alone with me and pour out your heart—all that excites and concerns you.

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Allow me to sing over you and to show you again and again my deep, great, never-ending love for you, and to call you again my beloved.

It’s my love letter to you… every day.

 

With love,

Your Heavenly Father

 

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About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply 24 comments

Victoria - February 12, 2015 Reply

Well said. Such wonderful encouraging words.

Kristy - February 12, 2015 Reply

I’m having a difficult mom day. This helps. Thank you.

    Alicia Kazsuk - February 12, 2015 Reply

    I’m so glad that it blessed you. 🙂 You are loved by Him!

Sarah Ann (@faithalongway) - February 12, 2015 Reply

Alicia,

I had tears in my eyes reading this! I am a weary mom, and feel a little forgotten in between the laundry and crying toddlers. This is the perfect reminder that God sees my heart and more importantly, created me with such tender loving and care. He has not forgotten me and loves me more than I can comprehend! Thanks for the perfect love letter and if I’m honest, it’s the only one I need! I’m stopping by from IBN and will be sharing your post today! LOVE it!

    Alicia Kazsuk - February 12, 2015 Reply

    Sarah Ann, I totally feel you! As I was putting this together I was telling the Lord, “You know that you gave me this for me, right?!” 🙂 He is amazing and so good to us. Thank you for sharing with others… would LOVE for other moms to know deep down in their hearts how much they are loved by God!

Michelle Bengtson - February 12, 2015 Reply

Alicia, this is beautiful and just what every woman needs to hear!

    Alicia Kazsuk - February 12, 2015 Reply

    Thank you so much! All glory to Him… He is so good to love us just where we are. 🙂 have a blessed day!

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM - February 12, 2015 Reply

This is beautiful. We are so blessed to have such a loving Heavenly Father!

    Alicia Kazsuk - February 12, 2015 Reply

    Amen! He is amazing!! Thank you for your encouragement! 🙂

Clare Speer - February 14, 2015 Reply

Enjoyed these simple reminders!

    Alicia Kazsuk - February 14, 2015 Reply

    Awesome! Glad they blessed you! 🙂

Marilyn Lesniak - January 11, 2016 Reply

What a wonderful and heartfelt post! I am so glad you chose to link it at #overthemoon!

Marva | sunSPARKLEshine - January 28, 2016 Reply

This is so beautiful! We all need to hear these encouraging words every now and again, so I will be sharing this with my readers! Thank you!

    Alicia Michelle - January 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Marva! Thank you! Yes, God has these words for all of us, all of the time… even though we don’t deserve it! His love is amazing and unchanging. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Michele Morin - February 10, 2016 Reply

A post of absolute abundance! What a blessing to read.

    Alicia Michelle - February 10, 2016 Reply

    Michele! Thank you. Your words touched ME! I’m so glad that you were blessed! Enjoy HIS love this Valentine’s Day (and every day)!

Christia Colquitt - February 10, 2016 Reply

Alicia, I wish I could give you a squeeze right now. These words are so true, so touching, and just what us mommas need to hear. Thank you for encouraging us all. Faith Filled Parenting LinkUp.

    Alicia Michelle - February 10, 2016 Reply

    Yay!! (Giving you a squeeze right back) I’m so glad these words touched you… every word is straight from the heart of God! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Tori Cole - February 10, 2016 Reply

Thank you. I needed this today!

    Alicia Michelle - February 10, 2016 Reply

    Tori, you are so welcome! I’m thrilled to hear this. You are loved by God! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Patty - February 2, 2017 Reply

This is so beautiful! And I love that He spoke Scripture right to you! Amen and Amen! Thank you for this!

God bless,
Patty

    Alicia Michelle - February 6, 2017 Reply

    Yay! I’m so glad that it touched you as well! May many women hear these truths from God and be encouraged and filled with His great love for them!

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