September 21, 2010
Has anyone ever said to you, "I don't know how you do it!"? I get that statement all the time. It would appear that being a home schooling-stay-at-home mom to four kids is some super-human task for the likes of none less than SuperMom. I don't see it in the same perspective, I guess.
Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of times that I struggle. When I wake up to the kids bickering and whining I want to crawl back into bed. When I look around and realize that I don't have time to do the piles of laundry that have overtaken the hampers, (we have 3 of them) I could just cry. Sometimes, I have every intention to wet mop my floors, but, by the time everything else is done I just don't have it in me. I could not even begin to list the frustration I feel when I do everything I can to "train my children up in the way they should go" (see Proverbs 22:6) and they just ignore me and defy me over and over again. The list could go on and on.
But, you know what? They are my kids. I love them. I really, really love them. It is my job to take care of them. It is my job to teach them. I don't have the option of not doing whatever needs to be done. It is plain as that. I cannot always rely on myself to get things done. I have to rely on God to give me what I need to get through my days. And sometimes, when night falls, I am not so proud of how I handled every situation. Sometimes, I have to apologize for some of my reactions. But, most of the time, God sees me through with very few casualties.
"How do I it?" I do it imperfectly, to the best of my ability, every single day~ by the grace of (Super)God.
"So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it." Hebrews 4:16
"God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble." Psalm 46:1
"Our help is from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth." Psalm 124:8
"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10
"That is why I can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" Hebrews 13:6