This week and next, we are celebrating everything that is motherhood!
Today, I want to encourage your momma heart with words I heard over the weekend at the Titus 2:1 Conference. I was privileged to be able to soak up Rachael Carman‘s words of wisdom and experience, and I want to share just a small portion of the notes I took.
Even though she was addressing homeschool moms considering high school, her words apply to moms across the board.
For all those moms who might be uncertain, concerned about their kids, worried about their parenting, or discouraged in general–please remember:
You have a God who
- Has a specific plan for your child’s life and is faithful to working out that plan
- Is in control
- Goes before you
- Hears when you cry out
- Heals the brokenhearted
- Works all things together for good
- Redeems all things
That last point is a very important one to embed in our hearts. Our God can take all our mess-ups, failures, and gaps as moms and redeem them. He can turn them into something beautiful in the lives of our children.
I don’t know about you, fellow moms on the journey, but I often feel so inadequate to be able to parent well. To know that God can take all of my inadequacy and still use me to bless and train my kids is humbling and incredibly freeing. I don’t have to be perfect, or always do it “right.” He can take my feeble attempts and create good.
Moms, give yourselves the gift of grace today. And don’t forget to join Jennifer at Little Homeschool on the Prairie tomorrow for more encouragement!