3. A Reminder That We Are His Children
For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:28
Sometimes the weight of mothering can leave us feeling lonely. The frustrating moments can feel like more than we have the ability to handle.
For example, when your toddler won’t stop biting their friends, even after you’ve tried every technique you uncovered from a frantic Google search. It could be that you have a teenager that you can’t connect with, despite every effort to slow down and get on their level. Maybe you and your spouse can’t get on the same page when it comes to a parenting style and each new parenting challenge then also becomes a marital challenge too. These frustrations, while they won’t last forever, can quickly become exhausting and demoralizing.
When we begin to feel tapped out, God tenderly reminds us that we don’t need to do this on our own because we are His children and he gives us the strength we need to love our families well.
God our Father, our safe place, refuge, Comforter, wisdom giver, and rest when we hit those moments where we just can’t anymore.
He gives us life and as the author of our life is an ever-present refuge for us when adulting gets tough. So when life starts to feel like more than you know how to manage, take a moment to hide away with your Aba Father. Let His embrace restore your soul.
A Prayer of Encouragement
God, no matter how grown up I get, help me to never forget that I am still your child! I thank you that your loving arms are always available to me. May my identity as a child of God be what influences my actions as a Mother more than anything else. Amen.