As a homeschooling mom of eight, married to a bivocational pastor, and owner of two side businesses, I understand that being a mom can sometimes make you a little weary.
You get tired. You get down. You get discouraged.
When that happens, you’re more likely to snap at your kids (done it), be short with your husband (sadly, that, too), and even be too hard on yourself (we can be our own worst critics).
It’s at these weary times you have to ground yourself in Scripture.
Sometimes all you can do in the moment is rehearse a favorite verse in your heart and ask God for strength for the moment.
These seven Bible verses are just the place to turn to for the encouragement you need.
It’s easy to get weary, especially when you’re laboring at home all day with your children. But there’s a beautiful harvest waiting for you and no one can take your place as a laborer for it. Refocus on that with this guidance from Galatians.
God promises you brighter days, no matter how dark a trial you might go through for the present, short time. That joy might come tomorrow, next year, or even in a new season of life. But it will come, because He promised it.
The Lord wants you to be joyful as a mother! That may not mean that you feel happy all of the time. But there can be an anchored joy in your heart that withstands any trial that comes your way.
If you’re like me, you can probably say that motherhood has been the most humbling experience of your life. But the Lord uses it for your good. This job forces you to realize that you can’t do it on your own. You have to cast your cares upon the Lord to be the mom you’re called to be.
And what a precious reminder it is to read that He cares for you!
When you wake up in the morning, you can thank God for His new mercies and ask Him to let them overflow through your day. No matter how rough the previous day was, a new morning brings new mercies.
Your children are your little friends. You may not literally lay down your life and die for them, but you have to die to your own wants and desires every day that you serve them in your home.
That is a greater love.
Is it easy? No, of course not!
Will you fail to do it? Yes, and likely more often than you’d ever want to admit.
But remember the Lord and how He served the masses while on earth. Then consider His example while you’re in the home with your children. He’ll give you the strength to follow Him.
These verses won’t suddenly make everything better on the rough days. You’ll have to fight through negative thoughts and a tired body and probably some puddles of spilled milk along the way.
But there’s strength in these Scriptures if you’re willing to wait for it. Meditate on them, memorize them, and ask God to make them real to you.
I know it isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. I’m rooting for you.
When you’re really weary, it’s also important to check in with your physical health. There are many natural remedies, foods, and lifestyle adjustments that can get you feeling your best so you can serve your family like you want to.
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