Sunday, February 7, 2010

weary and heavy laden

dear emily,

how many times have you felt overwhelmed as a mom?  this
mom would have to answer "innumerable times!"  just today,
a very competent young woman sent out a distress call  that
went something like this,

"sending up a flare...

so tired of holding to a standard when no one else seems to

so tired of having to motivate everyone around me.

so tired of feeling lonely.

so tired of the kids bickering.

so tired of being spiritually dry and feeling the heavens are
closed to me."

her desperate cries were met by a chorus of loving offers of
help and encouragement, because she is well loved.   when
life tries to drown us, we sometimes forget how many are on
our side.

we need to remind ourselves, too, that He said, "come unto
Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you
rest."  matthew 11:28