“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14 NKJV)
Take a long football season of single parenting. Listen to the husband’s frustrations and be a sympathizer when his coaching job is terminated. Work a part-time job to help make ends meet while trying to meet self-imposed writing goals. Watch the dust collect in hard-to-reach places and groan over photo albums over two years behind. Care for kids who can’t seem to all get sick at the same time. Continue the endless round of carpools, practices, laundry, cooking, and cleaning. Repeat.
After carrying too many burdens for too long and juggling too many responsibilities while battling a barrage of germs and viruses that plagued the family, I’ve got nothing left to draw on. I’m tired. To the core.
But, am I losing heart? No, because I believe that God has a plan and that I will see His goodness. I will. Really. While I’m still living.
So, what’s a tired Mom to do? Rest. Let some responsibilities slide for a week. Refill the reserves. Rely on God’s promise to strengthen my heart. And wait on the Lord. Wait for Him to fill me up and set me back on my feet. Wait for him to reprioritize my days.
I would have lost heart, unless …
What about you? Have you ever been close to losing heart? What helped you? How long did it take? Any advice for a weary Mom?