It’s a common plight among moms–working moms, stay at home moms, new moms, older moms, moms with littles, moms with bigs. We’re tired. We’re burned out. We feel like there’s nothing more to give.
Have you been there? Are you there right now?
I want you to know some things. I want you to whisper them to your heart. They help me on hard days (and not so hard days). I hope that they help you when you experience mom burnout.
You are seen.
So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” ~ Hagar in Genesis 16:13
You are covered with His grace.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ~ Hebrews 4:16
You are loved.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. ~ 1 John 4:9-10
Don’t you think that sometimes we put burdens on our hearts that were never meant to be placed there? Sometimes we need that nudge of guilt to drop the things that seem urgent but aren’t truly important in an eternal light. And sometimes, we need to pause and listen instead of rushing and doing.
Do fewer things, and do them well. Do them with great love.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
May you feel the presence and comfort of the Creator today.
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Beautiful promises to remember. Thank you!
I love the story of Hagar that you reference. In what seems to be a hopeless situation, God reveals Himself to her, and she knows that He sees her always. He sees us always, too! Thanks!
Today I needed this. It has been a rough one for several reasons. Thank you for sharing.
I’m not a mom, but my wife is – of six kids. I’m sure she can relate to much of this. In many ways I feel her job is harder than mine while she homeschools and performs so many other responsibilities.
recently I went thru this simply because I had so much that I was trying to complete, finally I gave some up and I feel so much better
Oh such great encouragement. God sees me. wow. I’m just going to let that sink in for a moment.
I really needed to be reminded of that today – I am seen by God and I am loved by Him!
I may not be a mom, but this is an awesome post regardless! My sister is a new mom!
I think it is vital to our well-being when we begin to experience burn-out to see what is lacking in our lives or what is adding the extra stress. Sometimes it is illness, tiredness, schedules, but we weren’t made to carry it all without God. It is so important to take time to pray and read His promises. Right them down where you can see them. The enemy is always whispering in our ear who we aren’t. Don’t give into the lies the world says we have to be all things to all people. I love the scriptures you chose… Read more »
This is a great encouragement! We don’t need to feel that we should do anything–just do a few things well as you said. 🙂