Are you feeling tired today momma? Are you drained, exhausted, depleted, and overwhelmed? Oh geez, I am right there with you! A nasty stomach virus took up residence in our house this week with a serious vendetta against the GI tract. (In less picturesque words, I have cleaned up an UNFATHOMABLE amount of poop from my 6 children) EWWWWW An annoying headache (my eyeballs have a heartbeat) has taunted me all day. While on a business call this morning, my 2 and 3 year old successfully recreated a “Moses parting the Red Sea” rendition in our bathroom that would leave Charlton Heston in utter awe and disbelief. I gathered up all of the wet towels and carried them to the laundry room where I defeatedly tossed them onto the gargantuan mound of dirty laundry that has accumulated since the Bubonic Poop Plague has hit our home. Yeah, I was feeling pretty discouraged by this point. I plopped down in the living room chair, apparently unable to conceal the myriad of emotions coursing over me, when one of my little ones crawled into my lap. She started patting me while telling me “It’s okay momma. Don’t worry”. As I reach out to hug her sweet little neck, she peeled a slobbery, half eaten, gummy worm off of my elbow…and then the tears came…a lot of them. “Lord, I need your help! I’m running on empty and I don’t know if I can do it all! I need you!”
Then, He sends His word to comfort my heart … (ISAIAH 40:11) “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”
The mental image of this scripture just in itself is so powerful and comforting! Just knowing I’m being HELD, PROTECTED, LOVED, and CARED for by my Savior… This mom thing is HARD! MOMMIN’ SURE AIN’T EASY, I dont have to worry because I AM HIS! HE IS WITH ME! HE IS HOLDING ME! He will EQUIP AND HELP ME to handle this day. He’ll equip me for TOMORROW and the NEXT DAY TOO! He will do the SAME FOR YOU! Mommas, I know you’re tired, but don’t lose sight of what we are working for! We are raising these children for God! This season of fatigue and exhaustion wont last forever…but HIS LOVE FOR US WILL! GOD LOVES YOU and I DO TOO!