Dear Weary Mama,
Have you ever been in the “sick cycle”? I call it this because when one child gets sick it’s inevitable that your other child will get sick and then dad gets sick and then YOU get sick. The cycle is a time of sleep deprivation, grumpiness, and probably many loads of laundry.
I believe motherhood can also take us through “sick cycles”. We have those days when one more thing is piled onto our plate, and we feel like the table holding it all up will buckle from the pressure.
You get a phone call from a friend with devastating news, the washing machine is making strange noises, a pipe burst in the basement, and your youngest child begins to run a fever, all while you are trying to get dinner on the table.
The cycle is continuous and soon you can’t breathe.
Life is messy, frustrating, demanding, and tiring.
Moms sometimes forget how God created us to be the nurturers of our families, to be the keeper of the keys, and the ones who remain steadfast.
God created our hearts to crave Him, and when we feel overwhelmed He should be our first source we go to for strength.
He does not create us to face the realities of this world alone, we are to call on Him, shout for help, and He will come.
He always does.
Here’s a prayer when you need to breathe.
I am so thankful you made me a mother.
My children are true gifts from you, and I
am honored you entrust them to me.
There are moments in motherhood where I
feel overcome by the challenges of raising my
family. I desire to be the mother who can thrive
in this life, and care for my children wholeheartedly.
Please help me remember I am not in control.
You are the One who holds the key to a joyous life.
When I am feeling overwhelmed I pray you will
remind me of your power and majesty. Remind me
that all I need to do is call on you.
“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall
rescue you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15
In Your Name I Pray,
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