Being a parent is such a privilege. It is a true gift from God to love and care for a little person. But, your kids can drop you to your knees faster than anything. Each season brings with it another layer of relationship and surrender. It doesn’t take long until you realize you don’t have as much control as you thought you did.
This mom gig is no joke. You may be sitting with a knot in your stomach and that out-of-control feeling when it comes to your children. For all the hopes I had of managing a great life for my kids and crafting their experiences, I’ve discovered the heartache that comes from this broken world and the reality of where my control abruptly ends. It’s made me desperate for Jesus to work in ways that I can’t reach.
If you are exhausted or questioning or worried or frustrated in your parenting, breathe and reach for Jesus. If you are rehashing all the ways you are failing as a parent, remember:
- God loves them more than you do.
- Their behavior doesn’t necessarily reflect your ability or failure as a parent. They have a sinful nature that they wrestle with.
- God is working when you can’t see it.
- Keep leaning into him for strength, wisdom, and love.
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
*And for you sweet friend who is struggling with infertility or loss and this post pierces your heart, I’m so sorry. There are no words. I wish I could hug your neck and hear your heart over coffee. God loves you. He sees you. He is working in ways that you can’t see.