For the Wife and Mom who is Tired of Waiting.



I've been there. Tired. Exhausted. Trying to hold it together, but the frustration that you try so hard to keep a lid on boils over onto your loved ones. Immediate regret fills your heart for your lack of patience, pushing back the tears at the thought of hurting your loved ones, especially your kids. 

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.

How? What? 

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 

Let's pray...

Dear Lord, 
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. 
Amen. 

Let's be women that pray and encourage each other! You got this because God has you! Be encouraged!

His daughter, 

Starla J. 


21 comments:

  1. I'm not sure my first attempt to comment worked, but I wanted you to know this was a great reminder.

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  2. Great encouragement!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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    1. You are so very welcome. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I love the verse you used Gal 6:9, I have hided that word in my heart to bring to mind when I am tired, for the long battles and prayers in life. To push on, to continue the good fight, because God is with us.

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  4. Thanks for this timely reminder. It gets so hard some days....

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    1. You're so welcome! We all have these moments and we need each other to encourage each other!

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  5. That's beautiful God is enough. Oh yes. He really is.

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    1. It's a great reminder and helps me so much.

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  6. Do not grow weary in doing good! And being a wife and mother is good. I love all your suggestions and it's what I do.

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    1. That's awesome! We all need encouragement from time to time! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I think every woman reaches this point sometime, so this is perfect for each of us along our journey! Thanks for the encouragement!

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    1. You are very welcome. I agree with you we all go through times where we need each other for encouragement.

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  8. I've been there. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that it's never going to end, and always wondering when the next good thing will finally happen. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. We've all been there. It's encouraging to know that God has us! Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. One of my favorite quotes about motherhood is from Tina Fey and she says, "Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.". It's so true.

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  10. Amen! Thank you for the encouraging reminder and beautiful prayer.

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  11. I try to remember that I'm making imperfect progress, but it's progress. I've also realized that I can't control everything and staying in the moment helps me relax and not try to do more than I really am capable of. And I have to give myself grace for being human. I can't do everything and trying leaves me with nothing for the people who matter most to me. I would rather leave dirty dishes than miss loving my family. So stuff doesn't quite get done sometimes, but I'm much happier and so is everyone else. Thank you for the prayer and great reminder.

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  12. Awesome reminder! It's so hard not to try to do it all. I find myself overdoing it virtually constantly - there's just so much to get done and so little time to do it. www.thekeeperofthememories.com

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