This message to Anna Duggar is also included here as an audio message.
Happy Mother’s Day. Your children are beautiful.
I don’t “know” you as well as some people do, since I’ve never seen your family’s show. (Except for one time in 2013 in a hospital waiting room when a friend was dying.)
But I ache for you.
I want to send you a prayer and a blessing.
My dear sister.
My prayer for you
I pray that through any confusion, grief, and guilt, the light of Jesus Christ, who loves you, will shine clearly.
I pray that you will see clearly that your Savior Jesus is safe, kind, loving, and good. That He wants to be with you and carry your deepest pains. I pray that you’ll find Him to be your safest Shelter in the storms of life. That you will know it’s not wrong to grieve, and He will grieve right along with you.
I pray you’ll know that in Jesus Christ, you are under no condemnation. I pray you’ll know that these burdens are not yours to carry. I pray that you will know deeply in your soul, that it is not your fault.
I pray you’ll be able to clearly hear the gentle voice of your Good Shepherd, who wants to lead you in the way of truth.
Dear Anna, though there are sleepless nights and haggard days, I pray that there will come a time when you’ll be able to more fully focus on knowing God as He really is, your loving heavenly Father who longs for you to come to Him gladly without any efforts of your hands, but only through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that you’ll recognize Him as the only Mediator between you and God.
I pray that the eyes of your heart will be enlightened, that you may know what is the true hope to which He has called you, even when all else is stripped away.
I pray that you’ll know, when your heart fills with agonizing questions, that you can bring your questions and doubts to Jesus. He will never turn you away. I pray you’ll know what it means to be hidden under the shadow of His wings.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation so that you will know Him, in your experience, as He really is, and recognize the evil in the world around you, to protect yourself and your children from it.
I pray you’ll be able to see clearly the importance of keeping your children safe, no matter what others around you may say.
My blessing for you
Dear Anna, may you be blessed with the full awareness that Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith, is there, reaching out His nail-scarred hand to help you trust God, with no other mediator but Him, to help you follow Him in His good way. It may seem like an unfamiliar way at first, but He will be with you as you walk with Him.
May God bless you with the eyes of faith to see that as you listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow Jesus Christ, no matter how broken your heart, no matter how weary your soul, that as Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4, your inward self, your spirit, will be renewed day by day in Christ Jesus.
May He bless you with the perspective to see that your suffering, as great as it is, stands in no comparison to the love He wants to pour out on you as you put your faith and trust in Him alone. May He bless you, even in the midst of the destruction that comes as the result of evil in the world, to see evidences of His faithfulness around you.
May your heart be touched in the deepest place to an awareness of the strength of the Lord, your Rock and Salvation, who provides a shelter and a refuge for you. May you be filled with awareness that when you put your trust in Him rather than in works of “obedience,” you can never be shaken out of His care.
May your soul fully know that our God has plans for you to set you free in the fullness of Christ in everything in every way. May your deep heart feel the truth that, as you trust Him for all of your sanctification, He will be actively working out His purposes that are beyond your comprehension.
May you be reminded of the truth that no mere human has heard, seen, or even imagined what wonderful things God has in the spirit realm for those who turn their hearts toward Him in receiving His love through Christ Jesus alone.
May He fill you with the confidence that though the earth be removed and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea, even then, as you put your faith and trust in the true God, the Lord Jesus Christ, His right hand will uphold you.
As you continue to exchange works for faith in Him alone, even in the midst of spiritual battles that threaten to overwhelm you and evil entities who want to take advantage of you, may you be blessed with the sense in your innermost being of the unshakeable truth that through Jesus Christ you will be, as Romans 8 says, more than a conqueror, and nothing will be able to separate you from the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Dear Anna, may God bless you, even with so many precious children that you need to protect, with time to get to know who Jesus really is, through the gospels.
I’m praying for you, and sending love.
For those of my readers who don’t know who Anna Duggar is, she and her six precious children are pictured in this news article. I’d like to ask that any comments here be notes of encouragement and gentle words of wisdom to Anna, who I hope will eventually see and hear this message.
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