I’m done! I can’t take this anymore! This is too much for me!
Do you ever feel like saying these words? We all do! Life is hard, and messy. We are sinful mamas who live in houses with sinful little (and big) people who can say and do things that make us want to give up and throw in the towel. Day after day, we try to be good wives and mothers, and then something happens to make us feel like we want to run and hide, to just get away from it all.
The Bible says we have an enemy who “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Satan opposes the people of God. He hates Christian families, so he will try to do all he can to try to destroy yours. Often he will try to coerce you into giving up on your marriage, a child, and even yourself.
The amazing news is that the Bible also says that we have a Savior who overcame the devil and, as Christ followers, His Holy Spirit lives inside each of us and helps us live our lives with power and victory!
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 1:18-20)
Friend, you have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of you! This power is so great that we have to pray for the eyes of our hearts to be enlightened in order to even understand this truth! My challenge for you today is to pray and ask God to help you understand this power you have to help you keep going, even when you feel like giving up. I am praying for you today.
Deb Weakly and the Help Club for Moms Team
“We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.” A.B. Simpson
I remember going into my daughter's room night after night and kneeling beside her bed and crying my heart out to God because I didn’t know how to be a Christian mom; I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. You know what? God is so faithful! He answered me and simply said, “Spend time with me, Deb.” And so I did. I began arising 15-30 minutes earlier each day so I could read my Bible and pray, and plan out my day with my family.
If there was one thing I would love to share with you is that God is personal and loves you as you are. You don’t have to be perfect to be loved by our amazing God! Come as you are! His loving presence can be practically known and experienced. He is not a God who is far away, He is near and easily found. He longs for you to come to Him!
Deb is married to her soulmate of 28 years, Randy. They have two grown children, Christie and Jack, and one precious, answer to prayer son-in-law named Alex.