Vacation Needed

If your a mom you know the day that I'm experiencing, you know those ones where every second your putting out a fire! Your attempt to the gym well it's just an attempt because your youngest falls asleep before you get out the door and if he doesn't nap well that will just set the whole day back even more. Yes, days like this when the boys really need to be somewhat quiet because hubby has multiple tax clients at the house, but yet your oldest decides that screaming at the top of his lungs would be the best decision at snack time and lunch. Oh it is days like this where all I want is a beach with no kids and a good book with just the ocean waves crashing into the shore and a nice long nap. Enter another scream from a child and back to reality I'm snapped. 

My dear weary friend, I see you I'm walking your shoes right now either miles away or down the street. I want you to know that you aren't alone in the feeling of "my house will never be clean?" or "why can't he obey just once" or "how am I with all my faults and own temptations suppose to show him Christ?"  It days like this that I think we truly need to know Christ loves us. He sees you even if I can't but I wanted you to know you aren't alone. I feel like I hear that a lot from moms, especially ones who husbands work crazy hours so that we can stay home with the kids who currently are driving you to the looney pen and the moms who do this job alone you girls are my heroes! My prayer today is that we all realize we really aren't alone. You see God sees us crying out from the bathroom with the door shut for help. He hears you my friend, the great deceiver wants you to believe you are alone but your not. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
John 10:10 ESV

It days like this where I feel the Lord humbles me, makes me realize I'm nothing apart from him, that without him I truly am a sinner, who is clearly imperfect and flawed. Thanks be to God though that he gave these words to Paul, “...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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV. This has truly been my life verse these last few months as my ugly sins are being exposed to me through parenting two young kids and then I begin feeling insufficient to actually point them to Christ. These kind of vacation needed days give me a picture of the grace that God gives me daily. I'm here with you dear friend, praying for you and me that God meets us in our deepest moments of weakness and points our kids to him. 

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