♕ Today's Promise: “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like streams of waters; he directs them where he wants” Proverbs 21: 1
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I would like to give glory to the Lord for healing my relationship with my mother. Our relationship was not very good for months last year. Seemingly nothing like this happened for most of those who saw us, but I saw and felt that something was wrong.
I've tried different ways to make it better, but sometimes it got worse. I couldn't understand her, until over time it dawned on me that her heart was turned away from me. It was also hard for me to understand why the Lord would allow it, if it was not enough for me that my father rejected me from birth, or my earthly husband, but such thinking and self-pity does not lead to anything good. I gave it all to the Lord, because at some point I didn't have the strength to try. I started reminding myself of His promises that it would work together for good, though I had no idea how and that since her heart is turned, the Lord is in control and it is for a purpose. I let it go into His hands.
I received this blessing of a healed relationship in a crisis when I was expecting nothing. I was very sick with food poisoning, I was living in the countryside at the time, and there was no one to bring me medicine. I was in touch with my mother, but I didn't ask her for help, and I never expected her to come with my stepfather after his work from a city an hour away from me. They bought me medicine and light food. She was with me for a couple of hours and I talked with her and my grandmother. I got better right away, and it touched me a lot that they cared for me so much.
I did not know if it was a temporary improvement in our relationship, because my mother always paid me the most attention when I was sick. But then she fell ill and I was able to bless her with my help. We started talking more and more about other things, and I saw how things started to get better between us. Our relationship eventually improved for the better as I returned to our hometown and began to be often invited by them to dinner and to stay on weekends. The Lord blesses me incredibly through them. My mom's heart turned completely towards me, our relationship changed tremendously. I can see how she cares about me and she has said many times how her best weekends are the ones we spend together and how she loves me visiting them.
The Lord fulfilled my heart's desire, because there were a few occasions when my stepfather had more work or business trips and we could only spend time with the two of us, mom and I, which almost never happens, and I missed it because most of my life we were just the two of us . She agreed to do various things together, where practically all my suggestions ended in refusal previously, and I had the impression that she was also enjoying her time.
Recently, we talked for many hours when we were together and she said that she felt the most relaxed here with me in some time (because now they have an intense time of renovation of the apartment) and that it's so good to spend time just the two of us. I said it was true and too often there are no such opportunities, to which she replied that when their renovation is over, it needs to be changed. For me, it is definitely a sign of the Lord's work in her heart, because before I didn't have an impression that she cared about it and she would like it as I do. Although I did not tell my mother about what was hurting me and about my desires, because I also had the impression that nothing I was saying was getting through, and what I was saying was misunderstood, but my Heavenly Husband knew, I talked to Him about it and He had the power to change it completely.
One of the good things that came out of this situation, among other things, was that at the same time my unbelieving friend confided to me about her problems with her mother, said that she hadn't told anyone about it yet. I was able to cheer her up and share my situation, it turned out that we were going through something similar. At the next meeting, I was able to tell her about the miracle that happened and encourage her that the same is possible in her relationship with her mother. It was then that I knew why, among other things, the Lord allowed this, so that I could encourage others with comfort I found and, of course, get closer to Him and be more transformed by these difficulties.
Now my relationship with my mother is very good and every time I can't get over what the Lord did, only He could do it, so every meeting or conversation reminds me of it and I am filled with gratitude for healing this relationship.
“The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like streams of waters; he directs them where he wants” Proverbs 21: 1
"And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, that is, those who are called according to God's purpose" Romans 8:28
"Take delight in the Lord, and he will fulfill the desires of your heart" Psalm 37: 4