Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"we encourage"- Take Heart

This encouraged me this week...
                                                                     Source: bippityboppityboo.tumblr.com via Jami on Pinterest

Let me tell you friends, I needed it. 
I have had more than a few parenting challenges the last few days. 
The kind of days where I am left feeling depleted, emotionally and physically.
Days when the thought of answering one more question or cleaning up one more mess is more than I can stand.

But guess what? God knows where I am.
He is reminding me, "Don't try to do this on your own."

And I think I was.
I know I was.
I have been letting the frustration and insecurity get the best of me.

These children are not mine. 
They are His.
But I am blessed to have been gifted them here on this earth.
And when I am at my end, my Savior tells me to "take heart".
What a beautiful thing. 



Amanda said...

Thanks Jami! He's been telling me the same thing. Basically - even though it feels like He's NOT working in my life right now, it's ALL His working. :)And He's got it under control. :)

Heather said...

Amen, friend. I was feeling exactly this way today... like it was Groundhog Day, almost! Same ol mess, same ol thing... Thanks for this beautiful reminder!! xo

Angel said...

One of my favorite verses! I'm so glad we can have peace in Jesus! Have you heard the Hillsong United song called Take Heart on the Aftermath album? So, so good.

Parenting is hard, isn't it? I wouldn't trade it, but there are days I want to stick my head in the sand. I'm glad Jesus provides for me.

Eunora said...

Yes! Thank you for the reminder!

katygirl said...

I can so relate. I will pray for you right now.

EverythingIam-blogspot.blogspot.com said...

Wait, I feel like this everyday I come home from work! LOL.

Anonymous said...

beautiful post, just like your heart!

hannah singer said...

praise jesus. they ARE his. so appreciate this reminder. love you so much xoxo

praying for you!

Allison Petro said...

Exactly what I needed to hear after a rough couple days w my kids. Thank you!!!