When life is overwhelming and you think you can’t do this Momma thing any more, there is hope for the weary mom. Jesus calls us to come unto him for rest.
Hope For The Weary Mom
She sat on the edge of the bed, in a room that was piled with dirty laundry and books and toys on the floor, and she wept. She felt so overwhelmed and lonely. There wasn’t anyone to listen to her pain or help her with the never-ending list of things to do. It was just her and three kids in a small ramshackle trailer house.
She worked everyday, came home, got dinner and put the kids in bed, then dropped into bed exhausted just to wake up to do it all over again. Was this all there was to life? The rat race? Was there no rest for the weary soul?
Then she heard a whisper in her heart, “Come unto me. I will give you rest.”
In that moment, every thing changed. She was no longer alone. Someone was here for her, who loved her more than anyone else ever could. She was in the hands of the Master. He was able to calm a troubled soul and give rest to the weariest of mommas.
Come Unto Me
This is my story. I am that overwhelmed momma. More often than I like to admit. I allow life’s troubles to overwhelm and overtake me. I don’t turn to the One who has the whole world in his hands. Who longs to give me good gifts. Because I am His child. (Matthew 7:11)
I think I can go it alone. I think I’m strong enough.
But always when I come to the end of my rope, and I realize (once again) that I’m not Super Woman, He is always waiting patiently for me. To Come.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
But I’m busy running around, doing my own thing. He says, “Come.”
I have church work to do. He says, “Come.”
My family needs me. He says, “Come.”
I’m a strong, independent woman. I don’t need help. He says, “Come.”
And I always find that time spent in His presence is the sweetest time of the day. It’s never time wasted. I always come away from time with Jesus refreshed and renewed and a better momma for it. Because that’s what He does. He takes the burdens that I carry and lifts me up. Encourages me to be better. To be kinder and gentler. And gives me the strength to go on.
Are you weary, momma? Do you feel overwhelmed and defeated by the tasks you have to finish today? Take them to Jesus. He is calling, “Come unto me. I’ll give you rest from your burdens.”