If there has ever been a time I have felt weak it’s right now. I wake up every morning and give myself a pep talk.
“Today I’m going to be gentle and loving to my family. I will go to CrossFit and walk my neglected dogs. I’m going to clean up around the house and write a blog post and GET MY LIFE TOGETHER!”
But then my older toddler refuses all reason and demands to change her clothes 4 times in 30 minutes and my younger toddler screams every time I go to the bathroom because SHE wants to start potty training and refuses to wear pants or a diaper… but then, she’s also refuses to actually use the potty— so there goes my gentle and loving attitude.
Then I gather the strength to head to CrossFit and have to stare my physical weakness in the face as I struggle to breathe just to walk up the stairs while my bestie over there is running half marathons and gaining PR’s like it’s her job.
Cleaning doesn’t happen because nap time doesn’t happen… or it does and I just sit and stare at the wall in utter exhaustion until the toddlers are awake again.
My life feels like it’s in shambles and I wonder if I will ever feel like “me” again. Thankfully I’ve been here before and I know I only have to make it about 14 more months, but in the moment my weakness is so heavy it nearly crushes me.
I am so grateful to Sue for writing this post and sharing verses of encouragement to help keep us going when our worldly strength is gone.
It’s funny- my girls and I sing the words “we are WEAK but he is STRONG” almost daily… yet I forget them so easily.
And now… 100 Happy Days Link Party 49!
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6 Simple Ways to Be Light by Susan B. Mead
“Maybe our lights shine as Christ’s ambassadors at our work places or at our kids’ schools. We shine when we invite neighbors for a meal.”
Valerie says, “I enjoyed Natalie’s post encouraging believers to show patience instead of irritability towards others.”
Kate says, “I also want to make mention of Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting because I believe there are so. many. people. hurting in the wake of the election.”
Alison says, “I love this post from Jaime. She says, “Learning and holding tight to scripture gets us through all of our life’s circumstances.” Amen!”
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