We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3
Being a mom is hard. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like you’re treading the waters of life, and all of a sudden you are handed a baby. Then you’re handed a second baby and a third, and the treading becomes all the more challenging.
But we know the testing of our faith produces perseverance…
Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. James 1:3 AMP
The good news is that through Christ, we have been given a flotation device. If there’s nothing else we have to hold onto, through Salvation, we still have hope. Hope floats. It keeps our heads above the water- even when the storms of life rage.
We have hope to hold onto, because of Jesus.
Although being a mom of littles is oh so challenging some days, we serve a God who is oh so good…all of the time. There is hope even on dark days, because our Redeemer lives. He is alive and with us, through it all. He provides us with all that we need.
On days when it doesn’t feel like you are doing enough or don’t measure up, have grace for yourself. As a mom you are treading water. Cry out to Jesus, and pray for his all sufficient sufficiency to cover and carry you.
Thank you for your all consuming love and grace, which gives me hope and brings me joy despite my circumstances. I am grateful for the gift of motherhood, but some days are oh so hard, Jesus. Please be my strength. Give me endurance. Grant me assurance and peace through your promises.
I know the plans you have for me are good (Jeremiah 29:11). Thank you for this hope. I praise you, Jesus. You are my lighthouse, the love of my life, and my saving grace.
Thank you for loving me so much to endure so much suffering on my behalf. Your blood paved a promise- forgiveness of my sins, the gift of eternal life through Salvation, forever connection with the Lord God. There is no greater love. In Jesus’ praiseworthy name, amen.
Steps of Faith:
The next time you give your kids a bath, ask Jesus to cleanse you of any unrighteousness, and to instill in you a grateful heart as a mom.