As a parent, I've had the joy of witnessing my babies take their very first steps. Watching them try so hard to get up and take those first few steps and then fall, its just the cutest thing you ever saw. I remember my oldest who took her first steps. She would try so hard to get up and then fall down, only to try again over and over again. Once she gained her balance, she took a few steps before she stumbled again. Oh how I wanted to hold her hand and help her. I was right there beside her, I didn't want to see her fall. I believe that's how God sees his children. He knows we will go trials, problems, and we will stumble. He knows we will fall but He is right at our side, upholding us with his mighty hand. When we fall, just like a loving parent comes and helps their child up so they can try again, The Father's arms are also open wide. He wants us to just focus on him and not the problems in our lives. They will come and go but He always remains.
Mamas, there will be times in your life where you think you have failed. Times that you say something you wish you could take back. Times when you were short with your children out of utter exhaustion and regretted it later. I am here to tell you that its going to be okay. Your children will forever love you because you are their forever their Mom. There is no one else on this earth better created to do this than you.
I know you are exhausted. What you are doing is so very hard yet so very meaningful. Just know that even when you feel like you're not seen, God truly sees you. You are doing an AMAZING job even though sometimes it may not feel like it. Your impact on these precious children will be more than you will ever know. Remain focused on what your vision is and remember- the trials, problems, challenges only sharpen your to be a better mom.
Psalm 37:23-24, "The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him, though he way stumble, he will not fall for the Lord upholds him with his hand."
Listen to this song today for encouragement- Bryan and Katie Torwalt - When You Walk Into the Room
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