Dear Wife Who Stays At Home,
The long days of quiet and menial tasks weigh on you. You feel alone and isolated inside the walls of your house. I see that. I’ve felt that and I know what you are going through. Every day seems to be a little longer than the last and you wonder if anyone remembers that you exist. Wife Who Stays At Home, I want to remind you of something important. You are not forgotten.
Hidden beneath the monotony of daily to-do lists and unfilled hours is the fact that you, dear Wife Who Stays At Home, are valuable. Your life has meaning and purpose even if it seems lost to you right now.
This is what the Lord says: “Babylon will be powerful for seventy years. After that time I will come to you, and I will keep my promise to bring you back to Jerusalem. I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.” (Jeremiah 29:10-11 NCV)
Our Heavenly Father knows the struggle you are facing. He sees you in your “Babylon” wandering through the loneliness. He has not forgotten you nor has he lost sight of his plans to bring you back to “Jerusalem.” The place of comfort, rest, and celebration.
Satan wants you to believe that this loneliness is all life has to offer you. He wants to distract you from the hope and joy set before you by the Lord. In spite of all his attempts to discourage you, the Lord remains by your side with a plan for your good. Although this season feels like it will last forever, it will pass. You are treasured in the eyes of the Father and he goes before you to pave the way for the things yet to come.
Wife Who Stays At Home, I want to remind you that you are not the only woman on this desolate journey. Despite what Satan is trying to tell you, other women are walking this quiet path, too. You may not see them or know their names, but I promise you that they are longing for more just as much as you are. Take comfort, knowing that many women who have journeyed this path weathered the storm and have already come through. The Lord did not forget them and likewise he will not forget you. He knows your name, dear Wife Who Stays At Home.
You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well. (Psalm 129:13-14 NCV)
The Lord made no mistake when he made you and he knows you down to every hair on your head.
Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. (Matthew 6:26 NCV)
Dear Wife Who Stays At Home, Satan wants you to believe that you are of less value than a tiny sparrow, but our Father says otherwise. Amidst holding the weight of the world, our Father cares for you. Ask him for a new sense of purpose.
You and I both know that staying home is not for the faint of heart. You, dear sister, are strong. Regardless of what you see when you look in the mirror, it takes discipline to be at home day in and day out. It takes dedication to follow through with the same old same old. Despite the boredom that you may be facing, you are where you are for a reason. Know that this season will not last forever. Great things are to come. Stay diligent, Wife Who Stays At Home, looking toward the future.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and strong. It enters behind the curtain in the Most Holy Place in heaven, where Jesus has gone ahead of us and for us. He has become the high priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:19-20 NCV)
Wife Who Stays At Home, you are not forgotten. In the midst of your struggle, he knows your name.