Dear Weary Mom,
Life sure is a big juggling act sometimes – with kids, spouse, schooling, laundry, jobs, church, volunteer positions. It takes a lot to keep everything going smoothly. I often wonder what might happen if I stop the juggling act and just let go.
The truth is, that terrifies me. Well, it used to anyway. I wondered what would happen if I didn’t seek to hold on to things perfectly. What sort of mess would I have to contend with if I let go of things just for a day? And so I persevered and kept up the juggling act.
But that’s not where our freedom lies – our freedom doesn’t lie in our perfection. Our freedom lies in God, who created the world and all the beauty in it. Our freedom lies in the very same God who created us with our unique abilities to serve in our respective roles. Our freedom does not lie in our own ability to keep it all together.
So, weary mom, let go. There is beauty in letting go. There is peace in letting things fall where they may, even for just a moment.
We often think of the disaster as things fall apart. But think about it a little more. When we stop, let go of what we’re doing, everything around us suddenly becomes very quiet.
Our eyes are open to see what God has for us.
Our hearts are open, no longer burdened by the strain of holding everything together.
Our hands are open, ready for only those things that God wants to entrust to us.
It’s hard to look at our lives and imagine what God might take away from us, if we were willing to let go. But, I also sometimes wonder what God might be preparing to give us, if our hands weren’t already so full!
Dear weary mom, can we trust God together? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stop and pray,
Dear Lord, my hands are full and my heart feels empty.
Would you take those things which are not for me in this season?
And would you fill my hands with the things you have for me?
Fill my hands, and fill my heart.
And then, dear friend, let go.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen.”
Ephesians 3: 20,21