About our guest this week:
Abbey Wedgeworth is married to David and mama to their two young sons Will and Walt. Abbey and David met while working for RUF shortly after college and now live in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC, where David sells real estate and Abbey manages their home, writes, and raises their boys.
Abbey says she gets “fired up about fall weather, planting and growing things, writing, sewing, french country furniture, baking, good books, and good conversation.” She is passionate about discipleship and Biblical Literacy and she loves to see the way that the gospel transforms how people think and live. She writes at her blog GentleLeading.com and you can also connect with her on Instagram @gentle_leading.
Abbey is the curator of The Gentle Leading Mama Advent Devotional, a collection of 25 devotions written by a diverse group of 25 unique women. When you sign up, you’ll receive a daily email beginning December 1st and ending Christmas Morning with a short devotion about how the coming of Christ fulfills a longing we experience in Motherhood. Each email will also include 2-4 Questions for Reflection/Application.
In Isaiah 41, God speaks comfort and assurance to us with these words:
“fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
God upholds us as we face hormonal changes, pregnancy anxiety, postpartum shame, and every fear and failure that threatens to undo us. When our emotions confound us, when we’re tempted to give in to our feelings and use them to excuse sin, when our own bodies seem to be waging war on us, God’s words are a rock to cling to:
“You shall seek those who contend with you,
but you shall not find them;
those who war against you
shall be as nothing at all.
For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.” (Isaiah 41:12-13 ESV)