I Keep Thinking It's Supposed to Get Easier!

Recently, some of my friends have added little ones to their families. Interestingly, they have all added third babies to their brood. During this time, my youngest has turned two. And when I say she has turned two, I mean SHE HAS TURNED TWO! (Good thing that I think two-year-olds are the cutest!)

Anyways, all that to say, I'm no longer the one running around with the youngest kiddos in the bunch. It's like all of the sudden it made me realize maybe I should have my act together at least some of the time.

However, that isn't always or usually the case. In some ways, I find three preschoolers more challenging than when they were all a bit younger. Still, I set expectations for myself that are rather unreasonable. I extend grace and have understanding for others, but when it comes to me, I figure I should have the hang of this being a mom of three after two years.

Thinking like this can wear a girl out!

That's exactly how I felt as I drove to Bible Study on Monday night. I was tired of always needing to be one step ahead of my kids. I had even cried earlier that morning before a meeting that I was supposed to help lead. It wasn't that it had been a bad morning, it was just that the good mornings are still rough!

So, as I sat their sipping my decaf, enjoying some fellowship, and getting ready to watch a Beth Moore DVD, I was a bit down still.

As we reviewed our homework, a verse truly nearly jumped off the page at me.

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11

I don't know about you, but being a momma can sometimes leave me feeling like I'm in the midst of a sun-scorched land!

These words reminded me that it's okay if I'm worn out and tired. He isn't and He has promised to be my strength. I don't pretend to understand exactly how that all works. I'm just glad it does! Thank you Lord!


Elizabeth said...

I'm hearing you for sure.
God IS Good, isn't He?
I love when those verses jump out at you!

PS my word verification is: our kids are just affsking us questions all the time!

Heidi said...

Thank you for sharing this. So well put.

Daneen said...

Oh girl. That verse is like honey to me today... perfect timing! I'm glad to hear His timing was perfect for you on Monday, too. I don't feel like I was much help prior to that meeting b/c of my own "sun-scorched" morning.
I've learned that it's because of my fellow-mom-girlfriends-in-Him that I survive those days. ;o)

Sarah said...

I needed this post this morning! I remember reading somewhere that Michelle Duggar has said that having 5 kids 5 and under was way harder than having 18 of all ages, because when they were little, there was nobody to help! I keep thinking I should have my act together, too, since my littlest one is almost 4--maybe when she's 5? :)

Anonymous said...

Love the inspiration! I'm reading a book called "When God Winks at You".....stories about people experiencing Gods intervention in similar timely situations. Praise the Lord!