You know those days—those hard days—when you feel completely defeated as a mother? I was having one of those days not too long ago. I was struggling in every way. I felt like a failure. I was comparing my son to others. I was comparing myself to other mothers. I thought for sure I was doing everything wrong. I was tired. My mind was filled with doubt, fear, frustration, and confusion. Can anybody relate? I needed to hear from God. I needed His guidance, perspective, and encouragement.
I took some time to try to be still in God’s presence, to quiet my mind, so I would be able to hear God speak to my heart. Practicing stillness before the Lord is my daily lifeline, but on this day, I was only restless. My mind was racing, and my heart was troubled. I could not quiet my soul. I knew Satan was trying to tempt me to give up. I kept pressing in, pushing back the noise and seeking the Lord. Eventually the noise parted, my mind became quiet, and I felt at peace, like I was resting in His arms. And then I heard His still, small voice whisper guidance, perspective, and encouragement that would forever change me as a mother. [Read more…]