You know, as a woman, i can often be tempted to swallow the lies that i can’t be the wife and mommy that I want to be.
There are days when i feel like such a failure as a wife and mommy, and i can easily end up wallowing in my
And if I’m not careful, i can go on this way for days on end, swallowing one lie after the other, until I can barely find my way back to the Truth.
Because the truth is that i can’t be the wife and mommy that i so want to be….not without God’s help.
left to my own strength and abilities, i can’t do anything.
but Philippians 4:13 says,
I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthen me….
It doesn’t say some things or a few things, it says ALL things!
I have to remind myself of this so often.
I have to remind myself that if God has asked something of me, He will give me the strength to do it. such as parenting and being a wife to my wonderful husband.
one thing i hear at church a lot is the simple fact that we need to stop listening to ourselves and start talking! I need to preach the gospel to myself every day, maybe even many times a day, to be honest.
I need to be reminded that His power is made perfect in my weakness, and that when God looks at me, he sees his Son’s finished work on the cross.
Will I ever be a perfect wife or mom?
No, I won’t. Buit I can certainly rejoice in the fact that i don’t have to be perfect, because Jesus was perfect in my place.
One of my favorite songs that we sing at church is Happy Day by Tim Hughes. It is a wonderful reminder that because of what Jesus did in our place, we are FOREVER changed!