It’s finally Friday!! I don’t know about y’all, but this week. Shew! Coming off of Mother’s Day and celebrating all the gifts that encompass being a mom had me on this high, so to speak. And then this week has just been one of those weeks. One of those parenting weeks that has just been hard. You know the ones, when your children seem to fight and whine more than play and enjoy? And I felt my mood slipping from joyful to cranky in a hurry.
By Tuesday I felt like the week had already run me over already and I was desperately clinging to any strings left of my patience. (Which, by the way, I didn’t get a hold of)
As I sat this morning in some time of prayer I read these verses out of Psalm
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant… Psalm 86:15-16a
The Father always knows exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it. He is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness. He is completely whole. And for that I am so grateful. He had already extended me the grace I needed and renewed my soul to continue on this good fight of parenthood.
In the next breath I prayed for His strength. Not just any strength, but HIS strength. I don’t know about you, but we need every ounce of His strength we can get on this parenting journey. It is not for the weak of heart. And in the very next moment I felt Him speak to my heart… “It’s yours”.
Isn’t it amazing that we get to serve a God who is with us? All the time He hears us, He loves us, and He is our Rock. He is behind us and there to encourage us and strengthen us when we turn to Him in our times of need.
Where do you need Him to provide you strength right now? Ask Him… He is always listening.