Who Feels A Little Bit Of Everything - Tonight We Pray for the Momma
Who Feels A Little Bit Of Everything
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
I’VE BEEN A MOMMA FOR FOUR DECADES NOW, but when I had my first baby, I was so nervous that I was going to make a mistake. My extended family—my own momma, aunts, and cousins—lived far away, and I very much felt the absence of that generational support. I remember that in those early days I felt a little bit of everything. Weariness, joy, and loneliness seemed to happen all at once, especially late at night when the house was quiet and the voices of discouragement and fear seemed to be the loudest.
I picked up a valuable lesson in those midnight hours that has kept me in good stead all my years as a momma. I learned the power of praying and asking the Lord into my situation. As the rocking chair would go click, click, click, I would bring each prayer request to Him. It was like a midnight metronome that set the rhythm of my motherhood.
Maybe you are still in those early days of mothering, or maybe your own midnight hours are filled with memories from seasons past. In either case, when you and I feel a little bit of everything, we can trust that God has the answer we need.
Despite the changing seasons of motherhood, the Lord remains the same. Whether we feel worried or joyful, hopeful, or discouraged, at peace or overwhelmed with grief and heartache, the Lord stays steadfast and loves us through it all. He offers His presence as a gift.
Friend, I know that most of the time you’re not feeling just one emotion. You’re sorting through several at once. You need God’s help in so many areas. The good news, as James 1:17 reminds us, is that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
The Lord is steady even when life is not. The rhythm of His heart is true and constant. He can help us navigate not only the tasks that must be done but also the tangle of our own hearts when we feel a little bit of everything.
Tonight we pray for the momma who feels a little bit of everything. Lord, she may feel tired, discouraged, or worn thin. She might feel overwhelmed or sad. Hope may come in waves, or perhaps fear rests just beneath the surface of her busy mind. Lord, she is doing the best she can to sort through what needs to be done and her feelings one by one. Tonight we ask You to bring what her heart needs. If it’s peace, You promise it. If it’s strength, You’re already there. If it’s hope or joy, bubble it up from inside her. If it’s rest, meet her here.
We ask in Jesus’s name, amen.
Lord, steady the rhythm of my heart and help me sort through all of these emotions...