I have a toddler that wants my attention and a newborn that demands my attention. I have a husband who deserves my attention and a home that, um, needs my attention as of late. I have numerous projects and ministry endeavors on the table too.
Long days and short nights.
Oh, I'm tired....Any of you mothers relate? :)
Every season in life brings its own bundle of lessons. This season I am learning a big one: Joy
I am tired. Really tired. But I want to display joy. That's not easy when
I can't do it alone. That much is for certain. But I CAN do it with the help of Christ
Psalms 28:7 says, "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."
I have grown to love that verse over the last few weeks.
In the midnight hours where my body is screaming for rest, I can take comfort that the Lord is my resting place. In the moments when all I want is a peaceful, quiet hour, I can be thankful that I have little ones to disrupt the silence. I can rejoice that although life is sometimes crazy and hard, it is a wonderful gift from God.
His Word says I can do all things through His strength. He says that His grace and His strength in made perfect in my weakness. That's a beautiful promise! In feeding, nurturing, training, and loving my kids, His power is mine if I claim it. In loving, serving, and helping my husband, His abilities are mine if I allow Him to work through me. In caring for and managing my home, His joy is offered to me.
That's a good Word, isn't it?
Am I tired? Oh yes. But I cannot find a better reason to be tired, can you?