That's what I really need today. I too easily get thrown into a tailspin by misbehaving children and a slightly critical email. These things consume my thoughts and make me immediately doubt whether I'm fit to be a mother at all.
I especially hate when these days come on one of my full days at home with the kids. (By the way, I LOVE my 3-morning a week work schedule!) But it frustrates me a lot when I have such rough days on my days off.
I was really thankful to read this today, in "My Utmost for His Highest":
"The things that Jesus did were of the most menial and commonplace order, and this is an indication that it takes all God's power in me to do the most commonplace things in His way."
It is HARD to be at home with little children. It is hard to clean and cook and discipline when there don't seem to be any lasting results. My natural response is to just shut down and give up.
But this reminds me that I can't do this well on my own. It is only through the strength God gives me (and maintaining that relationship with Him DAILY) that I can do this well.
For today, that is a huge encouragement.
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