Motherhood wipes me out.
I often feel unqualified, unprepared and unequipped to do this job.
And then I read these verses from 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.“
Go ahead, read that again. I know I needed to.
Paul’s saying that God gives grace despite our weaknesses. In fact, when we’re weak, God gives us power to endure everything that comes our way.
Think about it.
When we’re energized, recharged and rested, we feel capable of taking on the world.
But when we’re drained, worn down and exhausted, there’s no way we’re doing much of anything besides ordering takeout.
This parenting gig will beat you up faster than a round inside a boxing ring with Muhammed Ali. Trust me, this past year has been filled with drama, trauma and heartache for me and my family. Many times, I felt like quitting and was certain that I would not make it out of the day alive! Yet, according to these verses, I am at my most strongest when I am weak. Those moments certainly are the times when I cry out to God for strength, wisdom and help.
May we learn today to celebrate our weaknesses. Instead of trying to be super moms who complete the to-do list by 9 AM, create three healthy, gourmet meals every single day and always know exactly what to say to our hurting kids, may we accept our limitations and cling to God’s power!
He has what we need and will make us strong despite our weaknesses.
Will you let Him work through you today?