You know those days when everything is hard? The days when the cavities come and water runs down the walls and ice covers the inside of the door and the job that was supposed to start keeps getting delayed and it’s way too cold to go out and the past keeps jumping up and making you feel like a failure?
Yeah. Those days.
The days it’s hard to do it all on your own. To know that no one else is around to pay the bills while you dry the tears. The day the wall cracks and you just move the furniture away from it, for lack of anything else to do.
Those are the days you have to hang on the hardest. Fight through it. Even when you feel you have no fight left. You can do this. I am talking to each and every mom sitting in front of her screen right now, exhausted at the end of another day and wondering when it will get better. I know when it will get better.
The moment we choose to focus on Jesus, not on our surroundings. The moment we pull ourselves out of it, just enough to grab our Bibles. And read:
“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son,
but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him,
graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31
“This is what the Lord says — he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: Forget the former things; do not
dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;
do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and
streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:16-19
That’s God’s promise to you. And to me. He is doing a new thing. He can and will create streams in our wasteland. Streams to refresh and renew and give us abundant life. Life in Him.
So next time you are at the end of your rope, grab your Bible and hold on. Read God’s promises. He wrote them for you. He wrote them for days like this.