God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 3: Provision

For You From The Word

God opened Hagar’s eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. (Genesis 21:19, NIV)

For You To Think About

Hagar, the Egyptian servant to Sarah, bore a son to Sarah’s husband Abraham.

woman representing mothers who need provision

The boy was to be Abraham’s heir  … until fourteen years later, when Sarah gave birth to Isaac. The tables turned for Hagar. Sarah treated her harshly. The servant and her son were banished to the desert wilderness.

Hagar was convinced that her boy was going to die, thirsty and starving. Yet through her fear and her tears, God showed her a well. He provided water – and more. The boy grew into adulthood and fulfilled God’s plan for him.

Women who face an unplanned pregnancy can be filled with fear. Will a pregnant woman’s practical needs be met? What about the needs of her child? The future seems so uncertain.

“What is the matter, Hagar?” God asked her. “Do not be afraid” (Genesis 21:17).

God provided for Hagar and her son. He promises to provide for mothers and children.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your specific promises to mothers. You tell us over and over to not be afraid. Show pregnant women Your provision. Give them overwhelming trust in You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Devotionals that Celebrate Motherhood

God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 2: Attention

God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 1: Protection

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