Mother’s Day from a daughter’s perspective is a joyous occasion for some but a stark reminder of disappointment and loss for others. For some daughters, mothers are an ever-present, positive figure in their lives, but for others, mothers may be absent or their relationships are replete with strife. And then some are grappling with the loss of mothers no longer present on earth. And this latter fact, makes me consider my best friend who lost her mom to complications from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma close to 13 years ago. Despite the immense sorrow she feels on this day, she puts on a smile and warmly wishes others a Happy Mother’s Day. Her ability to rise above her sadness undoubtedly comes from her commitment to focus on the joy of Jesus within her (1 Peter 1:8-9) and His promise of joy to come (John 16:20). Furthermore, her strength and positive attitude are a testimony to who God is; a parent to His children. In Psalm 27:10, David proclaims “when my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up” (KJV). Here scripture reveals how God takes on the role of a good Father and a Mother as well. Essentially, when our parents cannot fulfill our needs, God steps in to comfort and guide us in a greater way. So, if you are experiencing feelings of loss or disappointment this Mother’s Day, write God’s promise on your heart that “as a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you” (Isaiah 66:10-13). Praying you will allow God’s love and comfort to envelope you in a mighty way today so you are fully assured you are not alone.