To the worn out mom bannerTo the worn-out mom…

…who is raising generations today,

You are not alone.

There are others like you and me needing to be reminded that God is our Hope. He is always there, moment-by-moment, day-by-day, through the good times and the hard times. So, dear mom, may this be an encouragement to you today.

You do not need to hide behind the simple answer “I’m fine”.

You can be honest and real. Speak from your heart. It is 100% okay not to be fine.

You do not need to worry about judgment from another.

You can do what you feel is best for you and your family. Remember that you are fully accepted in the Beloved.

You do not need someone to give you solutions to your struggles or problems.

You can seek wisdom from God’s Word. It is the all-sufficient Guide.

You do not need to face those deadlines alone.

You can bring them before God’s throne of grace.

You do not need to stress out with all there is to do, whether at home or at work.

You can have peace in the knowledge that as you focus on what God has for you right here and right now, everything, in its time, will get done. Be sure to give yourself grace.

You do not need to be burdened by that which you cannot control.

You can lay your burdens in the hands of the One who is in control.

You do not need to over-commit to please someone else.

You can rest assured that it is okay to say “No!” or “Not right now.” It may not make some people happy in that moment, but in the end you will be, because you know what you have already committed too. Everything has a time and season.

I am not just speaking to you, dear mom, but also to myself. I have been through the routine, worn-out at times, and too tired to want to answer another question from my children. Yet, as I dig into God’s Word, get some extra sleep, and continue to press on to my top priorities (faith, family, and ministry), I am being refreshed.

I recently picked up the book Hope for the Weary Mom. In it, author Stacey Thacker shares this, “Time and time again Jesus met people in their mess and offered them hope. And they were never the same… He wants to teach us about His character and reveal His heart for us. He wants to whisper in our ears, Hope is here. And in the process He changes more than our mess – He changes us.”

Dear worn-out mom,

You are not alone.

God was there with you yesterday.

God is there with you today.

God will be there with you tomorrow.

Embrace the hope that is found in Him and Him alone.
You will be changed.