Exhausted Mama, Christ is Enough

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Many women today find their worth in their jobs, money, houses, cars…..stuff. There is no satisfaction in these material things. They are shiny bobbles that distract for a time, but have no eternal value. We are women that find our worth in Christ. He is our standard. He is our everything. Everything that is made is made by Him, and all that we are blessed with comes from His merciful hands.

We possess all that is in Christ. He is ours and we are His. And in our weak bodies we get so tired, exhausted. To the point of tears at times.We pour ourselves out for our families. I would call it a “good” tired, but tired none the less. It is a “tired” that is producing fruit for the Kingdom of God. As tired as we get, we know that God is using all that we do in our marriage and raising our children, for His Glory.

The blessing of mamahood is all the things. The little smiles, kisses, storytimes, diaper changes, feedings, scraped knees, clogged toilets,  etc. You get the picture? Being exhausted is not sinful, not at all. It is a human condition, especially for mama’s that tend to their children with tender loving care. Giving of their selflessness. 

You are working hard, mama. You are investing in priceless little beings that God has blessed you with for a short time. You love them and sometimes the long days seem like they will go on beyond what you can bare. You may be right. But you have a Savior that knows and cares about your struggles. Your day is important to Christ. Your work is of eternal value.

When you are tired, and you see the breakdown coming, flee to Christ. You can’t pull anything from yourself; we are fallen and weak. But our Lord is strong, he can comfort us and give us strength to carry on. I have heard folks for many years say, “God won’t give you more than you can handle” That is not a biblical statement. At all. 

God does give us more than we can handle, all the time, so that we may flee to him in our weakness.

Isaiah 40:28-29 “He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”

First Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

All is well, mama. If you are weary get alone with the Lord. Might you get up 15 minutes before your littles, get yourself a warm beverage and your bible? Feed your soul. Renew your mind. Look to Christ. Spend time in prayer to the Lord. Give Him thanks and praise. This is your true rest. The body needs rest, but when mamas are so busy, this sometimes is not possible. But God’s Word can and will encourage our disheartened and weary souls.

So many, in a world that looks to self would will tell you , that YOU are enough. The pagan world is bent on elevating self, above God. We are mama’s that know that God has saved us and set our feet on a solid Rock, which is not self, but Christ. Lean on Him. He is enough. He is enough. 

“There is no nobler career than that of motherhood at its best. There are no possibilities greater, and in no other sphere does failure bring more serious penalties. With what diligence then should she prepare herself for such a task. If the mechanic who is to work with ‘things’ must study at technical school, if the doctor into whose skilled hands will be entrusted human lives, must go through medical school…how much more should the mother who is fashioning the souls of the men and women of tomorrow, learn at the highest of all schools and from the Master-Sculptor Himself, God.” ~Anonymous

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