To the tired mom...
who hasn't slept well since the baby was born.
who was up all night with a feverish child.
who is struggling with potty training.
who is battling with a 'biter.'
who reread the same book already a dozen times today.
who hasn't had time to shower today because of a roaming toddler.
who is fighting with her preteen child that insists on sassing.
who cannot get her child to obey and clean their room.
who wishes she didn't pick up the exact same toy ten times a day.
who stays up late at night because her teen daughter is off on a date.
who is worried about her teenage child's purity.
who is worried about her adult child who lost a job and has children to care for.
who is worried over her child's health issues.
who really just wants a full night's sleep.
who just wants to see her children come back to God.
My sister, problems do not go away with each new age our child gets. They are just different problems. Different worries. We are all struggling moms. We all worry about our children. We all just want to hug the pain away and make their world perfect. But we can't. But we can rest in God. He knows your fears, your worries, your tiredness. He knows it all. Give it to Him. He says come to Him and He will give you rest.
Come to me, all you who are weary and
burdened, and I will give you rest.
Rest in God today. Don't worry about the problems, the messes. Just rest in Jesus and enjoy your children, no matter their age. Praise God for the children He has gifted to you. Tell them today that you love them, then show them.