Everyone talks about minimizing stress in your life by cutting out the non-essentials that are weighing you down. But what if the essentials are the only things you’re currently doing and it’s still so hard? What then?
A mom’s life doesn’t usually afford the luxury of “slowing down” and “taking time for herself” as they say whenever a mom feels pressed, when real, everyday life is so full and demanding even with no extras added.
This morning as I️ trudged out of bed way too early after a restless night, with a long day ahead packed with necessary good, I️ shook my head and did the only thing I️ knew would actually help: I asked God to be my strength because I️ had none. Sometimes it’s as simple as that. Over and over again.
Father, You tell me to come to You, so here I am. I’m tired and weak today, and it feels as if I have nothing to give my people and my day. But you are the Giver of all things and I pray and ask today that You would fill me to the brim with You. My life might be crazy right now, but I don’t have to be. I love and trust You. Thank You for loving me and for Your continual presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” // 2 Corinthians 12:9