I had a really tough mothering day today. Our power was out all day yesterday due to the snow and ice, and I didn’t have our school week planned.
I started out behind and I stayed behind.
There were a variety of parenting and homeschool mama “challenges” (i.e. character issues) for me to address before any book learning could take place.
I was cranky, discouraged, weary, and most of all defeated.
Then I read this:
For just as Christ’s sufferings are ours in abundance [as they overflow to His followers], so also our comfort [our reassurance, our encouragement, our consolation] is abundant through Christ [it is truly more than enough to endure what we must].
2 Corinthians 1:5 (Amplified Bible)
To paraphrase the last part: Christ’s comfort is so abundant that it is more than I even dream I need to endure my circumstances.
He gives me more than I need. And I need a lot, let me tell you.
His Word is perfect on a multitude of levels. We just have to read it for the perfect-to-us solution that He has set before us.
Thank you, Lord, for providing more than I need to endure what you’ve placed before me. Thank you for allowing me to be a mother. It is the privilege of my life. Amen.