By Stacy Edwards

I thought of you this morning. Yes, you.

It's Sunday morning and I have breakfast dishes on the table and little girls playing in the other room. And I only have about 15 minutes before I need to load my peeps up and head to church. But I had to take just a moment and write these words before they were gone.

I was reading in the book of Joshua this morning - specifically Joshua 1:1-9. The Lord hands Joshua a huge task. He is going to be the one to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. No pressure or anything.

I can't help but wonder if Joshua felt a little intimidated by the task at hand. And that made me think of you. I wonder if you feel a little intimidated by the task at hand.

Working mom.

Single mom.

Mom of multiple little ones.

Mom of tweens or teens.

Mom of a child or children with special needs.

Mom of a prodigal.

I'm thinking of you this morning. And, if you feel a little ill-equipped for the season you are in, I have four encouragements for you from this very passage in Joshua.

Be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:6,7,9.)

Be completely obedient (Joshua 1:7.)

Be in the Word (Joshua 1: 9.)

Be reminded of His presence (Joshua 1:5, 9.)

Satan will tell you that you just aren't cut out for motherhood. He will say that you don't have what it takes or that you're doing it all wrong. But, you know what? Satan is a liar (John 8:44.) Scripture says there is no truth in him. None. Zero. Zilch.

You can do this thing.

I believe in you.

Stacy Edwards is a pastor’s wife, trucker’s daughter, and homeschooling mom of five daughters. She is an author and speaker. Find more of her writings at or follow her on Instagram at


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