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A Mother’s Top Five Worries

March 19, 2020

“Which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Luke 12:25

A group of Christian mothers was asked to identify their top five worries. Here are the results of our less-than-scientific straw poll:

#5. Faith—“I worry that my kids won’t embrace their faith and make it the highest priority of their lives, or that my child won’t desire an authentic walk with the Lord. I worry about my children’s salvation and relationship with the Lord.”

#4. Competence—“I wonder if I’ve prepared my children to face the outside world? I worry about passing on our values and spiritual heritage to our children, and about maintaining a good relationship with them as they grow older. I worry about being a ‘good’ mother.”

#3. Marriage—“I worry about my child finding the right spouse, or finding a loving and caring partner. I worry that my children’s marriages may fail.”

#2. Health—“I fear for their mental and physical (AIDS/cancer) well-being. I worry about bullying. I’m concerned about the influence of the world and our culture on my children. I’m anxious about making my daughter feel secure and optimistic in a dangerous world.”

#1. Safety—“I worry about my child driving carefully. I worry about the children’s physical safety. I worry about raising a child in today’s world of violence. I am afraid that something or someone will hurt him or her.”

There is nothing surprising here, except the degree to which we all face the same struggles. Even if you’re not a mother, use this as a guide as you pray for a mother you know.

Take a few moments and pray for your own mother and/or another mother you know well.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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