I loved the freedom of Pour Your Heart Out Wednesday, so I'm doing it again.
As most, if not all moms are, I'm tired. The last few weeks have brought some issues up and drained my energy mentally, physically and emotionally. I find myself asking, "when will this end?"! But then, in the usual way, God sends me a little nugget of truth. A parcel of wisdom. So let's take the good view of the world and focus on that.
"Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."" Matthew 11:28 NLT.
I love this verse, because all of us moms carry heavy burdens. Some struggle with a child with special needs, some struggle with a child with substance abuse, some of us struggle with teenager who won't do their homework or clean their rooms, some struggle with the baby or toddler who won't take a nap. Some of us struggle with children who has cancer and may not live to see the next birthday. We are carrying heavy burdens. But thank goodness, Jesus reminds us that He will help us to rest. I'm so thankful that I have this reminder. When I give up carrying my burdens and turn them over to Him, I'm relieved of that load on my own. It's so freeing.
Some days it is just too much. Trying to keep myself together, keep the family together. Not knowing what we will come home to, how much Jack will drink, how he will act. All the unknowns and the busy-ness of this world. I'm so thankful to be able again and again to turn my burdens and my worries over to Jesus. He will help me. All I have to do is ASK. Now there is the hard part!
Here is to a week of turning to Jesus and seeking rest.