Today was filled with little people whininess and attitudes and fussing galore. Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! Just an all around crapola day to be frankly honest.
So to salvage some sanity I put the kids to bed early and have been enjoying some quiet mommy and Jesus time. #breathe #sweetJesus
I was reading and Psalm 103:10 jumps off the pages:
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve..”
Then I flip open my prayer journal and find this precious, darling little note from our 6-year-old.
Oh my heart…. ❤️
It is so amazing how God uses our kids to convict us and show us unconditional love. I don’t know when she wrote this but I definitely needed to see it tonight.
How many times do we hold against our kids their actions? (Or our spouse? Our boss? Our coworkers? Our family?)
We treat them according to their behavior. Yet this is the polar opposite of how God treats us.
The very next verse reminds us of the Father’s love. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.” Psalm 103:11
And in verse 13, we are reminded of God’s compassion. “As a father has compassion in his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”
Many times we find ourselves being too harsh and expecting too much. For Pete’s sake, they’re kids. We’re meant to train and equip them with life skills and show them by example how to follow Jesus. (An example I feel like I suck at sometimes. Our flesh is so weak.).
Training isn’t an overnight process. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It takes time. Patience. And more time and even more patience.
It’s so easy to feel inadequate as a mom but God gently reminds us to keep trying. To keep going. To keep forgiving and love unconditionally. ❤️
Don’t fret, mama. Pray through this season and love big. You’re human. We all have meltdowns. Lay still at the feet of Jesus, forgive yourself and embrace those babies.
Don’t let one moment of temporary insanity convince you that you suck at life.
And in case you haven’t heard it lately – you’re AMAZING. And you’re doing a freaking awesome job.
Share with a mama who needs some encouraging tonight. ❤️
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