Do you ever feel overwhelmed in life? Do you sometimes wonder how you’re going to keep all those balls juggling in the air? And if you drop a ball- well, it won’t be pretty. There are so many pressures for us as moms. Usually, we are the ones that keep up with the homework schedules, lessons, practices, games, lunches, meals, activities, cleaning the house, volunteering at our child’s school, being balanced- not to mention those actively involved in ministry and some of us top it off with a little part time job- And have I mentioned if we dare try and pursue something like..oh, I don’t know..a hobby or exercising!! Okay, I’m already tired!
Jesus promises in His Word that He will never give us more than we can handle. Now, if we’ve taken on too much, we can’t blame Jesus for that one!
Today, my prayer for you is that you would stop before your schedule even starts, and ask the Lord for peace instead of stress, Strength instead of fear. And invite the Holy Spirit to give you what you need to do this day. And sometimes, we just be need to lower our expectations from our ‘to-do’ list.
The Lord knows what you have to do and doesn’t expect you to carry it alone. He is with you. Ask Him to help you order your day, to give you joy in the mundane ‘daileys’ of life.
Psalm 16:5-11 (New International Version)
5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
11 You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.