See: Matthew 15:21-28
When Mothering Gets Rough
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed.” ~Linda Wooten
She passed the test of patience.
Jesus did not answer a word. Matthew 15:23a (NIV)
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~Napoleon Hill
2. She passed the test of doubt and discouragement.
Then his disciples urged him to send her away. “Tell her to go away,” they said. “She is bothering us with all her begging.” Matthew 15: 23b (NLT)
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~Jim Rohn
3. She passed the test of rejection.
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Matthew 15:24 (NIV)
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
4. She passed the test of humility.
He replied, “ it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” Matthew 15:26 (NIV)
The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble. Proverbs 3:34 (NLT)