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Dangers beset every path

The Lord is my light...Who is there to fear? Psalms 27

He gently leads those that are with young. Is 40:11

Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go: I will guide you with mine eye. (Guiding with the expressions of the eyes is such a sweet gentle way. He does not break the leg of the lamb to keep it near Him. He draws it near with His loving ways)

Mathew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 

Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 
37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 
37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.

Do just what He told you to do, and be assured that God will do all that He said He would do. Our High Calling 97

"I will contend with him that contends with you and I will save your children. Isaiah 49:25

Special Promises for Mothers 

He who had a mother that struggled with poverty and privation sympathizes with every mother in her labors. He who made a long journey in order to relieve the anxious heart of a Canaanite woman will do as much for the mothers of today. He who gave back to the widow of Nain her only son, and who in His agony upon the cross remembered His own mother, is touched today by the mother's sorrow. In every grief and every need He will give comfort and help.--DA 512  Desire of Ages (1898).{DG 66.5}

Jesus knows the burden of every mother. He is her best friend in every emergency. His everlasting arms support her. That Savior whose mother struggled with poverty and privation sympathizes with every mother in her work, and hears her earnest prayers. DG 195.2 Daughters of God by Ellen White

Let mothers come to Jesus with their perplexities. They will find grace sufficient to aid them in the management of their children. The gates are open for every mother who would lay her burdens at the Savior's feet. . . . He . . . still invites the mothers to lead up their little ones to be blessed by Him. Even the babe in its mother's arms may dwell under the shadow of the Almighty through the faith of the praying mother. John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth. If we live in communion with God, we too may expect the divine Spirit to mould our little ones, even from their earliest moments. {AH 274.3} Adventist Home by Ellen White

What significance does this have for you? It says that heaven is open to your prayers. It says that you are accepted in the Beloved. The gates are open for every mother who would lay her burden at the Savior's feet. It says that Christ has encircled the race with His 
human arm, and with His divine arm He has grasped the throne of the Infinite and united man with God, and earth with heaven.
{CG 525.4}
The prayers of Christian mothers are not disregarded by the Father of all, who sent His Son to the earth to ransom a people for Himself. He will not turn away your petitions and leave you and yours to the buffetings of Satan in the great day of final conflict. It is for you to work with simplicity and faithfulness, and God will establish the work of your hands. {CG 526.1} Child Guidance by Ellen White

"He has provided divine assistance for all emergencies to which our human resources are unequal. He gives the Holy Spirit to help in every strait, to strengthen our hope and assurance, to illuminate our minds and purify our hearts." ML 317 (Taken from the book: My Life Today, by Ellen White)
  Pray while you work. Let every breath be a prayer for God's help. In your work as mother, you are seeking their souls to be in harmony with God. You want them saved in heaven. Because of this, you are the target of Satan.

Dangers beset every path. Those who are seeking to rescue others from vice and ruin are especially exposed to temptation. In constant contact with evil, they need a strong hold upon God lest they themselves be corrupted. Short and decisive are the steps that lead men down from high and holy ground to a low level. In a moment decisions may be made that fix one's condition forever. One failure to overcome leaves the soul unguarded. One evil habit, if not firmly resisted, will strengthen into chains of steel, binding the whole man. {MH 509.4}
The reason why so many are left to themselves in places of temptation is that they do not set the Lord always before them. When we permit our communion with God to be broken, our defense is departed from us. Not all your good purposes and good intentions will enable you to withstand evil. You must be men and women of prayer. Your petitions must not be faint, occasional, and fitful, but earnest, persevering, and constant. It is not always necessary to bow upon your knees in order to pray. Cultivate the habit of talking with the Saviour when you are alone, when you are walking, and when you are busy with your daily labor. Let the heart be continually uplifted in silent petition for help, for light, for strength, for knowledge. Let every breath be a prayer. {MH 510.1}

Even under false accusation those who are in the right can afford to be calm and considerate. God is acquainted with all that is misunderstood and misinterpreted by men, and we can safely leave our case in His hands. He will as surely vindicate the cause of those who put their trust in Him as He searched out the guilt of Achan. Those who are actuated by the spirit of Christ will possess that charity which suffers long and is kind. {PP 520.2}