A Word of Hope For Weary Moms

When your kid is the one who refuses to sit when others are seated or sits when everyone is supposed to be on their feet.

Or are you the mom whose kids prefers the choir stand

Or the mom with the kid that plays and dances with the tambourine in the front pew?

The mom who make faces, waves hands, make the hush sound countless times, swing your fore finger with hope that your kid will fall in line…..

Suddenly you realise you are not the only two around, then you watch through the corner of your eyes to see if people are watching.

Yes, you got me! I’m that mom too.

Suffice me to say, I’m not alone.

It is tiring and ladies and I get that too.

When I feel I’m not great at doing my job, then gentle shimmers of grace reminds my heart to see all the good sides too.

She is good in other things. She knows her Psalms, likes to pray, helps with cooking and housekeeping. Did I mention my daughter is also independent?

That’s encouraging, isn’t it? At least we are both achieving progress.

Negative thoughts wear us down as moms, wives and sisters. Those thoughts cripple our physical bodies.

 

Do you ever feel unappreciated?

Are you physically drained as a mom?

Do you think you are not seen?

For every mom who is weary, you are loved, you are seen and appreciated.

God knows how important our roles as moms is.

 

He knows you are a huge part of the process in moulding destinies. And that moulding process is the tough part.

We run into difficulty thinking we are cape-wearing superwomen.

When you rely on yourself, frustration and weariness become part of the equation.

 

But there is hope for all weary moms out there!

 

There may not be any mom-of-the-year awards hanging in your closet.

But there are precious and priceless moments.

Every time your kids smile at you, they place unfading medallions in your heart.

Their smiles are sparkles of appreciation.

Their laughter echoes the joy in the hearts.

Their hugs express profound love for you and what you do.

So weary mom, do you see you have thousands of medals already.

Don’t be weary of doing that good job.

Do you know the power of the Word in your motherhood?

The Word changes us as moms and our kids too.

Don’t feel discouraged when you are not seeing immediate changes.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Five Practical Daily Tips For Moms

Take your cup of grace and strength from the Lord each day. Pray for the Lord to strengthen you as you tend to the little ones.

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

Pray for compassion and patience; you will loads of it if your kids are busy hands.

 

Pray about your parenting and home-keeping every day. Know that it the Lord that gave you this important role of being mom. He will show you how He wants you to do it.

This works for me –>

Speak life over your motherhood.

Pray the scriptures over your children. I lay hands on my daughter and pray. Even bad habits change when we pray and consistently correct them. Be specific about areas you need the Lord to change.

Check Out these resources

Club31 Women’s 12 srciptures to pray over your kids 

Scripture Cards to pray over your children by Kaylene

6 Scriptures to pray over rebellious child by Character Corner

 

Recognise your kids differ in personalities. Conventional parenting strategies may not achieve desired results. Wisdom to handle each child is essential.

 

Soul Care for moms. Yes, you need it. Don’t run on empty. When your soul is starved, it reflects in other aspects of life. Replenish in the presence of the Lord.  Don’t wait till you are weary or cranky.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Do a little at a time. Take rests when needed, you are no robot. Ok?

 

Comment Prompt: What tips can you share? Please add to the list, it can be a life saver…

 

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the privilege to be a mom. Thank you for being there through out this journey. I recognise you are over all including my children. I surrender my home to you dear Jesus. Fill me with grace, compassion and strenght that I need to be a mom. Teach my heart each day to rely on you. Help me to experience fullness of joy in my motherhood in Jesus name. Amen.

17 thoughts on “A Word of Hope For Weary Moms”

  1. Such an encouraging post for every Mom & Mimi too 🙂 It is a job that is wearying and unending but oh, the rewards when we remain faithful. Thank you for this post which is chock full of wisdom, truth, and encouragement!

  2. Dear Ifeoma, Thank you for posting these great words of encouragement for all the Moms! I remember so well the days that I would put my children in “Time-out,” when actually I was putting myself in “Time-out” also! Just like you said, I needed to shut myself in with the Lord, and find the courage that He would bring and the heart strengthening that only He could provide. My prayers go out for all of the Moms who would read these words, to know that there is ONE who is with them to encourage and help them through each step of the journey!

  3. Ifeoma, this must be an affirmation from God, because just this afternoon If felt the Lord prompt me to pray a scripture verse over my children this year. How sweet that your words here offer the same advice and hope. 🙂 — It’s easy to get in self-pity mode as moms, if we’re not careful, isn’t it? The tip I have is to remember that we’re creating legacies for generations and that’s a high and worthy calling. I want my legacy in my children’s lives to be — first, one of prayer, and second, one of grace. They’re 21, 19 and 15 and one day, they’ll be old enough to realize the sacrifices. We work toward that day, don’t we? For His glory. — Thanks for sharing this hope and inspiration, Ifeoma. ((xoxo)) — I’m so sorry there’s been a time-conflict with the #ChasingCommunity linkup for you! Thank you for letting me know. I’ve extended the ending time into Friday, so hopefully that’ll alleviate the issue. If not, please let me know! I’m so happy for you to join in on the fun at Chasing Community! ((xoxo))

  4. Ifeoma,
    Sorry I haven’t popped by in a while – have been so busy with my ministry that blogging has taken a back seat. Love these tips
    that you give – particularly praying the scriptures over your children. Motherhood is not a “do it yourself” job – we need the awesome power of God at work in their lives and what better way than to call upon God’s strength and power. Also, taking time out to refresh so that we can be better moms. Even Jesus took time away so why wouldn’t moms need time away too. So good to stop by again.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  5. Yes, my mom of the year award must have gotten lost in the mail. Seriously though, being a mom is hard and glorious and everything in between some days. Thank you for the encouragement!

  6. I was THAT mum, too — and sometimes still am! So thankful that my kids have been made in the image of God — and not my image!

  7. Ifeoma, this post is such an encouraging word to me because I am THAT mom, too! Thank you for these practical (and wise) tips. I am so glad you joined up at Encouraging Word Wednesday. I am always encouraged by your words and by the Word you point us to!

  8. What an encouragement and great ideas for all moms. I am going to try praying scripture over my children. Parenting has got to be one of the hardest most rewarding privileges Thank you.

  9. Great perspective. “Mom” is the best job. It can definitely get tiring emotionally and physically though. I love your suggestions. I also find being grateful (for my kids, for small things, for fresh air,…) and choosing to laugh more helps!

  10. Negative thoughts really do cripple us. I couldn’t agree more. These are wonderful tips for us weary moms, Ifeoma. I’m really working on soul care as you mentioned. I’ve honestly been running on empty for too long. When I start my mornings with God, it truly shifts my whole day. Thanks for this encouragement :).

  11. I just love the name of this series, and there’s just so much packed in here! Your heart for moms shines through, and I can’t wait to pin this acrossed my boards!

  12. Oh, goodness, Ifeoma! This weary Mama is waving her hand! Thank you for the reminders and the encouragement! You are a blessing and I’m so thankful for you! And thanks for sharing this powerful hope alongside me at #MomentsofHope!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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