Not more laundry!
Some days are hard, really hard. The children fuss and cry, the laundry piles up around me, school is done half-heartedly, dinner is late, and I find myself wondering why on earth I ever thought I could parent three more children? Then I read a verse like this:
“You are the defender of orphans … Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.”
Psalm 10:14, 17
or I read something about the five million orphans in Ethiopia alone and I want to slap myself. Of course I don’t have the strength to parent ten children, but the Lord of heaven and earth does and He equips me to do what He has called me to do. The alternative is to leave these millions of children orphans and clearly that is not God’s desire.
I am not a perfect wife and mother, not even close. But if we all wait until we are perfect and ready to do the things God calls us to do, we will do nothing. I am reminded of a Psalm we sing in church, “Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts”.
Today I need to be reminded that God has given my children to me and they are His good gifts. I am blessed to be called their mother, very blessed.
Now it’s time to take a deep breath and tackle lunch and naps.
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