A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


May 8, 2013

A Mother's Worried Brow

     As you know, I have stated in the past that women seem to be more intuitive to the true state of the world.  They are often the first in their family to "wake up" and sense that something is not right.  Over the past year and a half that I have written this blog, I have received many comments and emails from women who feel relieved that they are not alone in their fears and their concerns.  They are often hesitant to voice their gut feelings, because they are worried they will be seen as a conspiracy nut, or part of the right-wing "fringe".  They frequently feel isolated if there is no one to share these thoughts with; especially if their spouse or family members are not on the same page.  That is one of the reasons I started this blog; so that we can encourage and inspire each other.
     More often than not, these are women of faith, and they sense the spiritual warfare aspect in the headlines, even if they can't prove it or point to it specifically.  They see where our culture is headed and the results of decades without God at the center of our government, our schools and our homes.  They sense that we, as a nation and as a world, are moving towards a defining moment in our existence.  And most importantly, they are worried for their children.   
     Yes, it's the mothers who I am hearing from now.  To a woman, they are deeply worried about their children; And I think it is because we all know that the future for our children is going to be drastically different than what we knew as children.  We are seeing the rapid decline of our nation, our morals and our family structure --- and we're not sure how to reconcile that with our roles as mothers; with the primary responsibility of preparing children to thrive into adulthood.  How does one do that when we have no idea what the future will look like?
     Whether you are the mother of an infant, or the mother of teenagers, you may be trying to discern just how and what you should be training your children for.   If you have teenagers, is college a good idea when the job market is so unpromising?  Do you need to prepare them for a less prosperous lifestyle than they've enjoyed up til now?  With the course this nation is on, will the American dream even exist in another generation?
     And if you are a new mother, you have to be concerned with the public education system and the safety of your children in a hostile world.  How do you instill your values in your children, when the State and the world are telling them your moral code is "intolerant, exclusive, and prejudiced"?  Will you be able to teach them true faith and protect them from false doctrine?
     Mothers in America are at a stage in our history that has never been seen before.  Never before have we had to worry about our children being taken away from us because we sought a second medical opinion.  Nor has home-schooling ever been an offense for which a family could be deported.  And now our sons are reprimanded for pretending to point a "finger gun" and be a hero like their soldier dads.  It's like we're in a bad dream!  Where has "our" America gone?
     The one thing I want to stress to every one of you Moms reading this blog today .... you are not alone .... and you are not "crazy".  What you are feeling and sensing and thinking is correct!  If you live in big metropolitan cities on either Coast, you may think that I am overstating these scenarios.  Believe me, you do so at your own risk.  But I know that all of you who live in small towns and modest communities; those who drive their kids' car pools; and those who work the land on farms and ranches across this land ... you know what I'm talking about.
     I want to let you know that as women and mothers, we have a job to do!  We are on the frontline of protecting the future of our children and this nation.  Pay attention to the thoughts you are feeling, and face the fears that sometimes threaten to shut you down!  And then get together with other women and determine how you are going to protect your religious and moral standards, and how you are going to teach your children to fight against the perversion and degeneracy of this world.  How they will react to the coming hardships will depend largely on you.
     You may have heard it said that American mothers need to become like Sarah Connor, the heroine in the series of Terminator movies.  She went from a meek and mild young woman to a fierce protector of her son.  Like a mother lion, she taught her son how to out-think and outfight his enemies.  She ultimately prepared him to be a leader in a future world that was much different than she had ever envisioned.  She's not a bad example of how we should start seeing ourselves.
     But I would also like to point you to a heroine of the Bible, the Judge and Prophetess of Israel, Deborah.  Unique among the women of the Bible, Deborah was not only one of the leaders of the nation of Israel, but she was an astute military leader, as well.  I imagine she was a lot like us, receiving those thoughts and feelings that her people needed to stand up and fight against the depravity that was killing her nation.  And like us, Deborah was a woman of strong faith, vision, and resolve. She saw how her people had become weak from years of oppression by idolaters, and when she received the promptings from God to be a deliverer, she did not question Him, but took action to free the weak from the iron grip of the oppressors.
     Deborah referred to herself, as the "Mother of Israel", although Bible historians are not even sure she was an actual mother.  But she had that maternal instinct that all women have, and she longed to see her nation restored and reestablished as it was intended.  We can all identify with that!  So if you are out there reading this post and feeling beat down or under a heavy cloud of despair, please know that there are thousands (and I hope millions) across this nation that feel we are in the middle of a spiritual battle.  Do not despair!  Instead look at your beautiful children and determine that you will instill in them the desire and will to develop independent spirits and become freethinking citizens; that you will teach them about God, His saving grace, and His moral ways; and that you will inspire them to seek wisdom and justice throughout their lives.  You are not alone!  And you are worthy of this task!  A mother's love is fierce and stubborn .... no political system can ever defeat it.

Psalm 34:4,11     I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears ..... Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
   

2 comments:

  1. What a timely post! I ordered Barbara Curtis' book, "Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First World" this morning. This book was completed just before she passed away, and if her other books are any indication, this should be a wonderful resource for mothers who are desperately trying to raise Godly families in today's world. Thank you for your encouragement and for reminding us that we are not alone in our struggles! God bless you.

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    1. Our children MUST have a knowledge and relationship with God to wage the spiritual battle that is ahead of them. Thank you for suggesting this book.

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