Dear Weary Mom03/15/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 4 Comments
Dear Weary Mom
I know that there are days that seem better than others, and that those days seem to be less frequent. I know that there are days when it seems like God is not there. You feel like you are the most horrible mom in the world, and if you are like me, you blame God. I blame God because He can make it all better. I know He is there, but I don’t always feel His presence. I know He knows what to do, how to guide me, but it seems like He doesn’t. I know He knows best when He allowed me the privilege of being a mom to my strong-willed 2 year old son. Honestly, I don’t understand why, but I am glad He did. Yes, God can “fix” hard situations, but fellow weary mom, He wants us to grow, learn, and lean on Him. He wants not only our kids to mature, but us too. Yes, I wish there was a different way, but it isn’t God’s way. No, I don’t always like it, but that is another lesson I must learn–to delight in the will of God. God has big plans for my son, and I am excited to see what He does through him. Weary mom, this journey has taught me to lay my weaknesses down at the foot of Jesus–EVERYDAY! This is new to me and still learning to make it routine. The days are better when I do this, not perfect because I am human, but better. Thank You Jesus!
Mama, lets please remember that this is a season. Things will get harder and easier as our kids grow, but we will miss certain parts of this season. I am trying to embrace and hold on tight to the good, make good memories, and complain less. I am working on seeing the good in my son who loves to give hugs, hear music, and play with bubbles. I admit that I am embarrassed and feel shame when others see the good in my son right away and I feel like I have to think long and hard about it. It is hard for this pessimist to see the good, when I feel like my day has been one up-hill battle after another, to see how wonderful my son is. All it takes is a little bit of negative to cloud my vision–to see what God sees. I need to pray that God will help me see what He sees. I know that in me, He sees a woman who needed THIS boy, my son, in my life. God saw that I needed to learn sympathy, patience, and grace. My husband and I are learning more and more to be a team. I am sure there are more lessons for me to learn. I hope to embrace them.
Weary mom–you are not alone. I am not saying your struggles are my struggles, but what I can promise is that there is nothing that God doesn’t know, doesn’t see, and isn’t in control of. Yes, I know that there are days where it might be hard to believe, but let us remind each other of this verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (NLT)
We can, and will do this. We will fail, but God is good!
P.S.–Here are some other scriptures that might help us during our weary times. They are in my prayer journal and will admit, I need to read them more before I start my day. Maybe they will help you.
- Deuteronomy 32:4
- Psalm 25:4
- Psalm 38:8-9
- Psalm 94:18-19
- Psalm 116:2
- Psalm 145:17
- Isaiah 41:13
- Jeremiah 29:11
- 1Peter 5:7
Today, I am linking up over at Hope for The Weary Mom and writing a “Dear Weary Mom” letter. If you can relate, you should join in. You never know who will need to read what you write.