When The Going Gets Tough . . . - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

When the Going Gets Tough . . .

As godly mothers, we strive to make the best possible decisions, set the perfect boundaries, and uphold the correct rules, which we believe will somehow cultivate spiritual children. However, there is a mysterious process by which the Holy Spirit leads our children to see their need for Christ even as we seek to cultivate their hearts.

We put so much pressure on ourselves as mothers. Each time we find ourselves too busy to cook, too exhausted to clean, or so hectic in our lives that we didn’t do a devotional with our children one week, we feel defeated and believe that we failed.

The truth is, the grace of God is given in spite of our circumstances. His peace comes when our difficulties would suggest otherwise.

While it is wonderful to set our standards high and live within these great ideals, we must hold ourselves to a standard of grace, not perfection. We won’t be able to have grace for our children if we do not have grace for ourselves.

His Promises

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

You will keep in perfect peace

all who trust in you,

all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Isaiah 26:3

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

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