Prophetic Hour

Single parents go through a lot in our society; from enduring the pain of abandonment or separation either by divorce or death of one spouse, to societal stigmatization, and to the burden of providing and caring for the child or children by themselves. The worst of all is the stigmatization from the church.

 

Many are rejected and ostracized by the church that they claim they belong to because of the way they became single parents, for instance pregnancy out of wedlock. However, regardless of the way one becomes a single parent, it is important to know that God loves the person whatever their parenting status is, whether they are single or married.

 

The Bible says that the Lord is the husband to the widow, not only because the widow’s husband is dead, but because the Lord is a partner where we need Him to partner with us.

 

Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Isaiah 54:4-5

It is the Lord Himself who said that it is not good for man to be alone (Gen. 2:18). This is indicative of His willingness to stand with you. So if you are a single parent or one who have a single parent around you, the following are some of the ways to find solace:

 

1.Invitation:

Since you have a promise from the Lord of His support and partnership, it is important to invite Him in line with that promise. For instance, a single mother may easily say to the Lord; “Lord I thank you because you are the husband to the widow and also to the single mother. I now invite you to play the role of husband to me and to my child in Jesus Name”. This short prayer may look so simple and irrelevant, but it can completely revolutionize your experience as the Lord will only come to a place where He is invited.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelations 3:20

 

2. Dependency:

After inviting Him to become your partner, it is important you begin to depend on Him.

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1Peter 5:7

You can do this by bringing up specific situation that you face as a single parent to the Lord and asking Him to fix it as though He were siting right in the house with you as your spouse would. For instance, if you have a bill, you may table this bill before the Lord just like any wife would do before her husband. As you learn to do this, you would begin to open up place for the Lord in your home, and every time you do, you would be amazed at His response.

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

Finally, always remember that you are not alone. Your decision to begin to take the steps outlined above and to put them into practice can bring a new relief, a new smile and a new miracle into your home.

 

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