I remember the days that my child was wearing on my last nerve. How many times had I said, “don’t”?… a hundred? “Don’t do this, don’t do that”…and how many times had she seemed to put cotton in her ears?
Honestly, was my child the worst God had made? Had I totally messed up on being a mom? And then she would say or do something… giggle from the tips of her toes, give me a random hug and kiss, or look at me with big brown eyes and ask “mama, are you okay?”…and I would feel guilty, guilty for feeling all those “I have a bad child” feelings.
I think that God really understands that at times a mother feels she must endure. And that’s just what he gives us strength to do in His word. We can go to the Bible and read just the words that we need. To feel encouraged, to feel Hope.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4 New International Version (NIV)
Scripture just like Romans 15:4 can feed your soul. They speak to exactly where you are. God knows how you feel. He loves you enough to give you hope.
Hope that the day will get better, hope that your child is really an angel…His angel. Hope that you are not a “bad” mom…and a better day or moment will come.
Open your Bible, cling to His word and feel His encouragement and hope.