You apologize and try harder.
Trying to be everything to everyone. An overwhelming schedule and "To-Do" lists that others tell you should be easy. First one up in the morning and last one to bed at night.
Still tired. Still exhausted. The cycle continues.
Not really knowing the real reason of the exhaustion. Perhaps not sleeping well, poor eating habits, little exercise, not much water intake, desperate for sunshine, and being emotionally spent all rolled into this ball that sits on your chest.
You play it off with a smile on your face and say a quick prayer for God to see you through. When you just want someone to come and make you feel relieved, joyful, important, and worth it. To be held long enough to cry all your frustrations away. For someone to go out of their way just for you. I mean, we do this for everyone around us, right? Just a little bit in return would be so nice.
You are tired of waiting for things to get better. Something has to change.
You should be happy for the great husband, kids, family, friends, house, car, etc that you are blessed with but still something weighs on your heart. In the pit of your stomach or heavy on your chest you feel the sadness that you cannot shake.
You are tired of waiting.
What do I do when I feel this way?
I dive deeper into His word. I set myself time for studying God's word and I remind myself who I am in Christ. I evaluate my life. Is there anything in my life, what I'm doing, watching, reading etc that would hurt God? If so, I get rid of it. I surround myself with uplifting friends that pray for me. I crank up the music; some uplifting, fast beat christian music and praise our living God. I work on eating better and exercising. I seek God about helping me to let go of the expectations others have of me and the ones I set for myself that are beyond what I should be doing. I acknowledge that I am not super woman, although how cool would that be.
You are enough. As long as you try your best, what you do is enough. Let go of the worlds standards and just be your best as you live by God's standards. Ask God to renew your mind and remind you who you are in Him.
God is enough for you. The bible has all the answers and remedies for our pain. Look up verses that pertain to what you are going through. Are you feeling abandoned, sad, angry, bitter, hurt, trust has been broken or tired of waiting? There's a bible verse or story for that. Keep renewing your mind with those scriptures and let yourself dwell on God's word. Soon enough, you'll notice a difference. A good difference. I do.
Watch what you allow your mind to dwell on. Remember Philippians 4:8. The Bible tells us to think on good things. Stop yourself when negative thoughts creep in. It may take work at first, but as you continue to focus on the good, you'll see a change. I did.
God is working! He has you. He adores you. Trust Him.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
Behind the scenes God is working. We may not see it or feel it, but He is working all things out for the good of those who trust in Him.
Look up Isiah 40:29, Psalm 68:35, Philippians 4:13
I lift up to you the tired wife and the tired mom. Help us as women to not grow weary as we serve our families. Help us to not let negative thinking over take us. Renew us Lord! Be our shield, our refuge, our strength. Refocus us. Restore our joy!! Remind us who we are in you. We are your daughters!! Bring the right friends into our lives that would encourage and pray with us. Help us to let go of expectations and commitments that drag us down. Give us confidence to stand in your word. Help us to be the encourager at home, to be our husband's crown and a safe place for our kids. Help us to let go and lay at your feet all unmet expectations and needs. Teach us to rely on You for those unmet needs. Renew us. Remind us. You are enough for us. Let our joy be in you! Change us into the women you created us to be. Forgive us of our sins. Convict us for a true change that brings us peace. I love you Lord. You are my King of Kings! In Jesus holy name I ask all this.
Let's be women that pray and encourage each other! You got this because God has you! Be encouraged!