Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Work in Progress

Are you pregnant? Do you already have your first child? Are you longing for that first child? Do you have three (like me) and you're trying to figure out how to manage all the little creatures?Do you have a gaggle of children and your whole house runs smoothly while the rest of us drool in admiration? Do you have kids in high school or college? Perhaps you have all grown and married children. Maybe you are a grandma. Somewhere in all the various stages of life and motherhood we have something in common. We are all a work in progress. The longer I live and the more I experience the more I realize I don't have it all together. I'm not sure I have much figured out at all. But one thing I do know is that God loves me and he will be with me every step of the way. If he really wants me to be more like him than surely he knows that's impossible without his hand in my life.

Today, this verse is heavy on my heart.
Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
"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."

I dare you to believe God and take him at his word. He will guide you always. That's powerful stuff. He will satisfy your needs. Isn't that reassuring? He will strengthen our frames. I don't know about you, but I could use some strength today. Motherhood can suck the life out of us if we don't continually turn to God for our needs and satisfaction. Being a mom is monumentally difficult at best. We wear so many hats that our heads should be rubbed raw. We are maids, waitresses, cab drivers, counselors, referees, cooks, prayer warriors, church workers, community builders, nurturers, care givers, homework helpers, reading buddies, brushers of teeth, changers of diapers, wipers of puke. I'm tired just listing this stuff. It is so easy to get bogged down in the yucky parts of parenting. My prayer is that you will be refreshed and renewed so that we can be the best moms for our kids, the moms God intended us to be. As we go through this journey of motherhood together, I pray that we will continually turn to our loving God for guidance and to each other for friendship.


1 comment:

Tara said...

Thanks, Sue! I needed to read this today!