Not too long ago I found myself overcome by a series of happenings that just seemed to get worse and worse. I needed to be at my 12 month old sons doctors appointment in 45 minutes and everything started to hit me all at once. As I was preparing the diaper bag I noticed my son had a huge brown stain in the back of his shirt. I needed to change his diaper so I took him into the nursery and prepared for the worst considering the size of the stain.
To my astonishment I had never seen so much poop come out of this cute little guy ever….and I mean ever! I knew a few little wipes were not going to do the job so I prepared to give him a bath. As I was washing him my 2 month old daughter woke up from her nap and began to cry uncontrollably. I couldn’t leave my little guy in the tub so I quickly wrapped him up in a towel and placed him in his crib.
I proceeded to get my daughter and knew that she was hungry so I started to warm up some breast milk that I had stored in the fridge. I began to feed her and then my 12 month old started to cry. I still needed to finish getting him dressed so I put down my daughter and picked up my son. As I was dressing him my daughter began to cry again, so I put down my son and picked her up to finish feeding her. As I was feeding her my son started to through a tantrum….I think you get the picture here. Needless to say I was over 30 minutes late to my son’s doctors appointment.
I felt so defeated and overwhelmed…it’s crazy how even the simplest tasks can become difficult at times. The duties of a mother are endless and may seem overwhelming sometimes but don’t be discouraged mama the Lord has equipped you with the amazing quality of resiliency. When adversity may seem to get the best of you, stand strong and hold your head up because the Lord brings comfort and rest to a tired soul.
Here are a few verses to encourage and remind you that the Lord can and will restore your strength and weary spirit. Take some alone time to meditate on these and pray to the Lord for His help and for the renewal of your spirit.
1.) Isaiah 40:30-31
Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
Thank the Lord for our resilient spirit that allows us to keep pressing on even after we stumble.
2.) Psalm 51:10-12
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.
We are a new creation in the Lord and we see things differently because we are filled with the Holy Spirit. The Lords love and presence brings us comfort and joy when we need it the most.
3.) Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Don’t forget the Lord will guide you even in the most difficult situations, we just need to ask Him and act on it when He reveals the way.
4.) Proverbs 31:17
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks
The Lord provides us with the strength we need to go about our tasks.
5.) Psalm 119:28
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word
Prayer is so important, don’t be afraid to ask for the Lords help.
6.) Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Nothing is impossible when we have the Lord on our side.
7.) Mathew 11:28-29
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-ladder, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
What a beautiful reminder of the Lords love for us. He wants to provide us with rest and He bears our burdens so we don’t have to.
8.) Lamentations 3:22-24
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
We are His and He has compassion on us. Every day is a new day for us to recuperate and start over. Our hope in him allows us to move forward.
9.) 2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
We should be confident in the Lord, He provides us with the tools we need to tackle anything that comes our way.
10.) Psalm 46:5
God is within her; she will not fall.
Even when we stumble the Lord is right beside us to hold us up. Believe you can because the Lord will help you. Your strength and faith is renewed everyday.