As a mom of 3 young boys, it’s almost impossible to find free time. Most of the time, any free moments are dedicated to a very rare commodity: SLEEP! My days start at 5am and typically end at 9pm and it is at that time that I get so excited at the thought of having a little “me” time. That thought lasts for about 2.3 minutes, right before I unknowingly drift off into a deep sleep. Even as I write this, I feel my eyes getting heavy……..so sleepy…can’t type….need sleep….ZZzzzzzzzz………..Oopsie daisy! Sorry about that. And I’m up again.
Take for instance this week, I fully intended on waking up at 4:45am to have a little extra time before kids were up to pray, workout, pack lunches, make breakfast, iron clothes, and the list goes on and on. Nope. Not happening. Between projects, and sick kids, and bills, and work, and mountainous piles of laundry, it just wasn’t happening. This morning, I was feeling more rested so I decided to make time for scripture. Although I haven’t quite got the hang of the busy working mom of 3 schedule just yet, I am making it a priority to seek His word as often as I can. Even if its for 5 minutes a day. Those few minutes will eventually add up to a lot of minutes of much needed healing. And we all need a little daily healing, don’t we? Can I get an Amen?! Exhausted moms, take heed: we are doing holy work. Through all the good, the bad, the ugly, the busy, the chaotic, the craziness of parenthood, we should be inspired everyday. There is nothing that can renew your spirit better than the word of God. Although there are many scriptures that can encourage even the weariest of moms, below are the 5 scriptures that I lean on most often. So if you ever need a shoulder to cry on or someone to lean on, no worries. He is always available. And if you can’t find time, make time. So scoot your overworked butts over mamas, and let Jesus take the wheel.
I hope these renew your spirit and strengthen your weary heart, just as they do for me.
- Yes, my soul, find rest in God: my hope comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation.; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 62:5-6 Make that your motto: I will not be shaken.
- He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” -Psalm 46:10 Be still means to not worry. I know from experience that anxiety is second nature to motherhood. This one is a tough one, but something we must practice everyday.
- Even the young grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:30-31 Do you hear that mamas? We are eagles. Even if most times we feel like crows, we are like the eagles. Remember that.
- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. – Matthew 11:28-29 Find rest in Him.
And for my favorite go-to scripture when I’m feeling exhausted:
5. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. – Psalms 6:1-2 Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom to discover He is that rock at the bottom….
What are your go-to scriptures? Share them with us.