I think sometimes in the Christian community it’s hard to say “I’m a lunatic, please Jesus HELP ME!!!!” because we’ve all got this notion that no one else is suffering from lunacy.
Last night, after cleaning up monumental amounts of barf, then chasing around a toddler, and trying to keep up with the barf laundry, and a teething baby, I sat on the couch with twitching eyes, wishing my husband weren’t in the room so I could go after the pac n play with a bat. Motherhood is tough, truly weary work. Mothering while pregnant is terrifying and brings tired to a new level, like “if I crawl in a corner and die, will I at least feel rested?” And then a kid goes “Mommy! I’m hungry!” So you pull yourself out of that corner and go feed them some loose lunch meat from the fridge and a handful of raisins that don’t look moldy.
I guess my point is, why do I think Jesus doesn’t care that I am tired? Beyond tired. Soul weary. Burnt out. Dead ghost eyes yearning for coffee knowing that coffee can’t even touch how tired I am. He cares. He cares about the day to day, the grind, the struggle.
So here are some bible verses, for you, weary moms and crazy pregnant ladies. (Seriously Eve, what’s your problem? This whole pregnancy thing is ON YOU!!!)
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
And so I hope these encourage you as you sip your coffee and tell your toddler to stop picking at his butt. The Lord’s work guys. It really is.