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To the Weary Mama

“Give me your heart, give me your song, sing it will all your might
Come to the Fountain and you can be satisfied.
There is a peace. There is a love you can get lost inside.
Come to the Fountain and let me hear you testify.”
                       ~NEEDTOBREATH “TESTIFY”

 

Motherhood is a gift that easily gets tainted. I know I am my own worst enemy most times. So much anxiety and thoughts race through our minds.

Am I doing this right?

Am I doing enough?

Do they know I love them?

Do they feel loved enough?

To the weary Mama, I see you. I see you trying to hold it all together on the straight and narrow path of deception. A path so wide and straight that many find their way so easily to an unfulfilled thirst for acceptance. We want to know that we’re doing enough. We want to believe that the daily decisions we make will guide our children to a better path as they grow.

I see the worry. I see the masked concern when you drop a little bit of your motherhood that you have clung on to for so long, when one of the plates fall.  It’s a constant nagging when Inadequacy drowns out all the love noise of the One who is calling you to His well.

We want to be confident in who we are, but the world constantly battles for our attention and tries to fill all those voids. The world offers us a drink and we leave still feeling thirsty. When I take that cup from the world, I leave with a false sense of knowing where I am. I leave with a parched mouth.

Are you weary and tired in motherhood? Do you feel overwhelmed? Know that you are not alone.

I know that all consuming thirst all too well. It’s that thirst that can only be filled when I drop all that I am trying to carry and come to His well where His Word fills my soul.

I want to be lost. Lost in His love that I can’t see a way out. I want to wander in the deep cave of His mystery. My feet kick the rocks on the ground in His canyon of peace.

He takes my hand and shows me His Word that’s written on my heart. I gently hand Him my heart that has it all figured it out and in exchange I receive His truth.

There are times when I trip and fall as I walk through the vast valleys of victory in Him, and it’s then I am grateful for my weakness because it’s in these moments when I know really how strong I truly am in Him.

If I am always looking back, questioning my worth as a mom, then I trip and fall. When I look side to side, I lose direction. But when I look forward, towards Him, I am lost to all that is around me. I’ll never look back again.

Wont you be lost with me?

I let go. I let go of the expectations I put on myself. I let go of comparison. I let go of my anger. I let go of myself.

I sing my song of redemption. I sing it at the top of my lungs.

Let go and sing with me.

I find His well of wild love and drink deep. I am satisfied in the lostness of knowing Him.

Peace Mamas,
Glo

 

27 replies
  1. Lydia Engram
    Lydia Engram says:

    I felt like I was drowning after my first baby. I questioned every decision I made. Thanks for the great reminder!! This is my season, but it’s short.

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    • Gloryanna @onlyaseason
      Gloryanna @onlyaseason says:

      It is sooooo short but can seem incredibly long too. I think the questioning every decision you make will continue to fight you, no matter where you’re at in motherhood. I am glad this encouraged you, Lydia!

  2. Courtney Patterson
    Courtney Patterson says:

    I remember the first few months after Maddy was born as being a very trying, depressing time for me. I suffered from PPD, couldn’t breastfeed, and my rock bottom was sitting on our stairs while holding a basket of laundry and bawling for 30 minutes out of the blue. I felt like a failure, and didn’t have anyone to turn to that would understand. I wish I had these words to read five and a half years ago to help me. I hope they reach those who need it. Beautiful.

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    • Gloryanna @onlyaseason
      Gloryanna @onlyaseason says:

      Oh man, those first few months were some of the hardest months of my life and I am NOT kidding. I know exactly what you mean. Us moms should open up and reach out to others more. I think we’ll find we’re not as alone as we think. I really appreciate you stopping by, Courtney! 🙂

  3. Sarah Blackston
    Sarah Blackston says:

    Beautiful! If we keep our eyes focused on Jesus, we won’t be distracted by the things the world tells us we should or shouldn’t be as mothers or behind us at our past mistakes or failures. This is not an easy calling, but it is a truly rewarding one.

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  4. Ayanna
    Ayanna says:

    Amen!!!! Beautiful doesn’t even come close to what this is. You spoke so eloquently to hearts of all moms. Then when you said, “If I am always looking back, questioning my worth as a mom, then I trip and fall. When I look side to side, I lose direction. But when I look forward, towards Him, I am lost to all that is around me. I’ll never look back again.” I knew you were talking start to me. Thank you for this!!

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  5. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    This is so beautiful, heartfelt and (personally) convicting. I’m so far from being lost in Him, it’s almost sad. Thank you for the jolt I needed to surrender.

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