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When You Feel Powerless as a Mom

Life is a struggle, to say the least. I do my best to sanitize the house, clean the laundry, educate my kids, and get some type of food on the table three times a day.I strive for healthy, but admittedly that doesn’t always happen! Sometimes, my best felt like failure. Everywhere I turned, I was reminded of how I simply did not measure up as a mom; my best efforts just weren’t good enough.

Have you ever been there?

Nothing strips you of your pride like motherhood. 

But once we get them here, our lofty mommydom goals are often on a continual collision course with reality. We aspire to be the Pinterest perfect mama: daily creating tasty organic meals while keeping a tidy house ;but spoiler alert - motherhood is anything but perfect.

In fact, it’s hard work! Raising kids is unpredictable. We never know who will break a bone or a vase, stick something up their nose, or make a really costly decision. Our “new normal” revolves around our kids! And it's our motherly instinct that wants to swoop down on eagles wings and solve every problem, but we can’t.

If you feel powerless as a mom, here's a Bible verse for you to remember when you are spending time in the trenches.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

When we feel powerless, we must trust in God who has all power. He has a plan for our painful circumstances; He always does.