Let It Go! - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

Let It Go!

Women can be so uptight and prone to worry, can’t we? Each of us has been given a different puzzle—different circumstances, gifts, personalities, families, children, husbands (or lack thereof). I wish I had not been such a people pleaser, trying to live up to the expectations of others—my family, my critics, my peers. My family puzzle just did not fit into the pattern of others’ expectations, so trying to live up to those standards was impossible. I wish I had accepted that at the very first instead of fretting about things I could not change.

Some of the cards we have been dealt are pleasing, and some just drive us crazy. But I think the reason we often struggle with His will is because we find ourselves and our circumstances unacceptable, embarrassing, and/or less than perfect.

We can’t truly find peace until we relinquish a tight grasp on our rights and learn to rest in the places in which we find ourselves.

To have peace and rest, we must die to ourselves, our failures, and our expectations and hold our hands up to our Father just as a toddler would and say, “I need You. I need Your love, grace, joy, peace today. Without You, I am not able to experience rest in my heart. Help me to see Your presence in this place, this time, these circumstances, within my own limitations. Open my eyes to beauty, to Your fingerprints all around me today.”

His Promises

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.

John 14:1

The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed,

a refuge in times of trouble.

Those who know your name trust in you,

for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.

Psalm 9:9-10

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