To the Mama Who Feels Overwhelmed

To the Mama Who Feels Overwhelmed

Lead me to the rockWhen you look at the floors and realize your house is never clean enough…

When you forgot the eggs were boiling on the stove because you got distracted by another “emergency”…

When you forgot to cook the fish in the fridge, so you have to throw it out… and you have to explain why you forgot…

When you’re interrupted 20 times during your time with God and you feel like your relationship with Him is never focused enough…

When it just got to be too much and you yelled at them with those big eyes looking up at you…

When the husband needs you, the kids need you, the dog needs you, the floors and the lightbulbs and the bathrooms need you…. and it just feels like there’s not enough of you to go around…

When your thoughts about what needs to be done spin out of control and in circles and you just sit down and cry…

When you try and try to get everyone out of the house on-time, but you’re still always late…

When your insecurity and feelings of inadequacy rages because you just. can’t. get. it. all. done…

When you forget to make the cupcakes or fill out the permission slip or remind your husband… and you feel like a failure…

When you don’t get time for yourself and you forget who YOU are and then you feel guilty for thinking about yourself…

When you’re struggling with something that no one knows but you and God…

When you feel like no one understands and that you are all alone…

You’re not.

I hear you. I get it. I’m right there with you. And God gets it too.

From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. – Psalm 61:2

Psalm 61:2 is one of my favorite verses because it always reminds us to take our thoughts to the Rock. When the troubles in our lives weigh us down, God sees things from a higher perspective. He sees our hearts and feels our struggles, but He also sees things differently than we can.

When we put our focus on the Rock and remember that we were made in His image, we can breathe easier. God’s got this, Mama. Put your trust completely in Him and just lay back and rest in His arms. Feeling overwhelmed is the perfect opportunity for God to do something amazing in your heart and life.

Above all else in this life, you were called to be a daughter of Christ, then a wife and mama. God knows it’s hard, but He made you to fill this specific role. Hang in there! The life you live is very important in God’s eyes and in the lives of those precious people you are loving and serving! :)

You’re not alone. 

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