Throughout the jobs I've had over the years, I've worked with many single moms and gotten a taste of how difficult life is for many of them. A kid that needs dental work, a car in disrepair, a cut in hours or a dad late with child support means scrambling to make ends meet . It's regular life and it piles up all the time, but single moms don't have the luxury of a partner to lean on, so they juggle and sweat and pray their way through it.
I was watching news coverage of the floods in North Dakota, and a single mom with two kids has a house that is now part of the river, and she couldn't begin to speak of all she's lost. And flood insurance? She didn't have it. She played roulette and lost it all and we've all done that with far less dramatic results.
At church this past weekend, the refrain of the last song was.....and He will raise you up, and He will raise you up, and He will raise you up on the last day.
All I could thing about was that mom on the news and I hoped that God wouldn't wait to raise her up.