Today, I’m tired.
As a mom of little ones I have noticed that one of the things I have missed the most is my sleep!
Going to bed early means not having a moment of alone time. A full night of uninterrupted sleep is just totally unheard of. And, sleeping in, well, my kids simply don’t believe in that concept.
My one year old is teething for what seems like an eternity (although I’m aware it’s not). So, most night he is awake a time, or two, or three, or four. But, recently we experienced one of those nights that makes it almost impossible to function. 10 TIMES. Between my one year old and my three year old, we were up 10 times. In one night. I was SO tired. Just plain exhausted.
But, the next morning was a Sunday, and it greeted me with and alarm clock, children to get ready for church, and a list of responsibilities for the morning’s worship service.
By the time church was over, I was done. DONE.
Thankfully my parents had invited us over for Sunday lunch so cooking was not on my to do list , but there were still diapers to be changed, sippy cups to be filled, and plates to be fixed.
The longer the day dragged on the more I could feel myself fading. I was tired. I was grouchy. I was simply begging the Lord for some rest.
And, thankfully, He heard my cry, and on this particular day, He answered. I was able to sneak away while my mom watched the kids and take a nice nap. But, there have been days where the nap never came. The kids never rested. They never stopped needing me. And, the nights of interrupted sleep and early mornings continued to drag on.
I think if you are a mom, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. You have likely experienced the sheer exhaustion that some days entail.
So, today, if like me, you are just plain tired, I pray that you will seek and find rest in the Lord.
Some days the physical rest never comes, and in those moments of what feels like impossible tiredness, I rely on the Lord. I pray that He will give rest to my weary heart, my tired soul, and the mind that I feel like I’m losing. And, He does. Some days I even beg for physical rest, and some days it happens. BUT, when it doesn’t, I continue to count on Him to refresh my spirit so that I can make it through another day.
Find rest in the Lord today, my friend. Seek His face and He will give rest to your heart, AND, if you get a chance, don’t worry about the toys strung out on the floor, or the dirty dishes in the sink, take a nap instead! 🙂
Matthew 11:28 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”