When You Feel Crushed by the Day (and you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet)

sleeping mamaI pried open my weary eyelids and promptly shut them again. Another day. {Groan} I knew my morning attitude stunk and what I really needed was prayer, a cup of coffee, and a kick in the seat of the pants.

My mumbled half-awake words to the Father sounded a little something like this:

 

Dear God,

I feel tired, grumpy and defeated before I’ve even started the day.

I’m not ready for the task of breakfast making or the role of taking care of anyone.

To be quite honest, sometimes I don’t even want to get up out of this bed.

But in a moment, I know I need to.

Out of obedience. Out of love.

You’ve entrusted me with these little people.

And I want to be faithful in this calling.

I want to be faithful in my mothering.

Lord, I give you today. With all the tiredness. With all the yuck.

Turn it into something that will bring glory to Yourself.

And when I stumble in my day, may I find my hope in You.

May I rest in Your strength and not feel crushed by the lack of my own.

Thank You for Your grace.

Thank You for Your mercies which are new every morning.

As I crawl out of these cozy warm sheets, I’m looking up.

Help my eyes stay fixed on You today.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

 

My body was still tired, but my heart somehow had changed, comforted under His banner of love. I didn’t have to do this mommy-ing thing all on my own. He was with me. Right beside me. Loving me. Breathing life into me. Holding me safe and sound.

“He will rejoice over you with singing. He will quiet you in His love.”  ~ Zephaniah 3:17

Here’s a hug for your day, dear friend. Praying that you too will find refreshment in the sweetness of His presence and rejuvenation in His never-ending never-failing love. Cheering for YOU!!!

 

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Anne-Renee Gumley

Anne-Renee is a full-time mom who works part-time at her family's party store. She has two children who keep her laughing, a husband who keeps her smiling, and an itch for writing that just won't go away.
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Anne-Renee is a full-time mom who works part-time at her family’s party store. She has two children who keep her laughing, a husband who keeps her smiling, and an itch for writing that just won’t go away.

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  1. Thanks for this post Anne-Renee. I have those kinds of mornings too. Honest prayer–it’s what i/we need to say and do.

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