its been a long week. ruth's got an ear infection, and my other two are fighting colds. i am dealing with lack of sleep, morning sickness and bizarre cravings. But, we are pressing on!! I am determined to rise above all of this junk and praise the Lord anyway. Does anybody else feel like this? I think that our praise and worship is all the sweeter to Jesus when we don't feel like doing it - when we do it in spite of our feelings and our circumstances. Plus, it makes the devil really mad! I want to model to my children that mommy may not always be happy, but she always turns to Jesus and cries out to Him. I want them to grow up knowing that they can come to Him, no matter what, no matter how they are feeling inside.
Prayer for the Worn Out Mommy (by Lora)
Lord, help me today.
My kitchen's a mess and my floor needs to be mopped
My kids are all sick and my yelling needs to be stopped
I want to be better as a mother and spouse,
But its hard not to feel defeated when I look around at my house.
Lord, you know my heart and you've heard my cries
I need to come alive - Lord, please ENERGIZE!
Give me fresh vision and prayers for my babies
And help me to be the best wife to my sweetie
I know that You can do all things
So, Lord, I'm asking you, today
Fill me up with your peace and Your Spirit
And let Your love guide all my ways
Praying for all my fellow mommies out there today. We can do it! With God, all things are possible!