There are many teen, young adult, and adult women who suffer from what some coin, “The Motherless Syndrome.” These are women who may have been abandoned or abused by a biological, adoptive, foster, or mother-figure in their lives. Adoptive moms, foster moms, women’s ministries, and communities must recognize women who are struggling with an orphan mentality. Studies show, “When there isn’t a mother in the home; there is less overall income, more poverty-related issues, and less stability for the children.” We renounce this diabolical plot against femininity.
The Word of God introduces women to a spiritual mother, Sarah. By no means is she perfect. Sarah has been known to deal with others harshly. She is known for trying to help God out (and not in a good way). Nonetheless, with all her flaws, she is a mother. A maternal figure who teaches a basket full of powerful lessons. The Bible says, “Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” 1 Peter 3:6 We are called, Sarah’s Daughters. What is a daughter, “A female offspring; a girl or woman in relation to her parents.”We are the spiritual offspring of Father Abraham and Sarah. This is the lineage which would eventually produce, Jesus Christ. Wow, we are the heirs of a spiritual dynasty! So regardless of my natural parents. God has drafted me into a spiritual family, with spiritual-earthly parents.
As well, Scriptures show God providing the care that a mother provides her children. He is compared a comforting mother “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13 God is also Biblically referred to as a mother teaching her child to walk, “I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.” Hosea 11:3
As long as, women with the testimony that they have been abandoned have Christ in their lives; they have a spiritual mother, Sarah. You can study her life in these Scriptures: Genesis 11:27-32, Genesis 12:11, Genesis 15:3-4, Genesis 16:1-16, Genesis 17:15-21, Genesis 18:9-15, Genesis 21:3-11, Genesis 23, Hebrews 11:11-12, and 1 Peter 3:1-7. As well, women who have been abandoned can lean on God to show His tender care as a comforter and teacher.
I close this post by vehemently rebuking the orphan mentally and asking God to give His women a deep sense of belonging and worth.
For Discussion: Can you think of one way that a woman with an orphan mindset may act in her daily, prayer, business, and home life? Write your thoughts in the comment box below. I’ll respond soon. If you need special prayer concerning this topic; e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your prayer request. I am excited to hear from you!
God’s women do not have to stuff their need for maternal guidance.
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Investing in and reading books on the topic of “fear” will help you leave behind the fear of abandonment and other fears:
The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations
By: Joyce Meyer
A companion to her best-selling book The Confident Woman, Meyer’s yearlong devotional provides encouragement and the tools you need to address and resolve problems on your journey to living boldly and beyond fear. Her biblical insights will help you live in the present with love, laughter, and God’s acceptance—one day at a time! 384 pages, hardcover from Faithwords.
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100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self
By: Annie F. Downs
Looking for tangible ways to grow in confidence and decision-making skills? Empowering women to embrace their identity as beloved daughters of God, Downs offers 100 bite-sized daily devotions complete with specific action steps to help you be brave enough to believe God’s promises, dream big, persevere, serve others well, work hard, and more. 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
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