A Prayer for the Overwhelmed Mother at Christmas – Your Day by day Prayer
A Prayer for the Overwhelmed Mother This Christmas
By Alicia Searl
“The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go along with you, and I provides you with relaxation.’” Exodus 33:14
Christmastime is a fantastic and holy time of yr, inflicting us to pause and replicate on God’s wealthy love for us, soaking in all its wonders, however for the overwhelmed mother, going into this season may cause a surge of panic. As pleasure and anticipation develop, so do the anxiousness, frantic nerves, and seasonal stress. The daunting process of making an attempt to please everybody round her whereas making recollections for her treasured household has formally begun, and she or he’s already drained. Her intentions could imply effectively and usually stem from a pure coronary heart, however in due time, all this striving and giving, tirelessly aiming to fulfill household and pals, finally results in a spot that exudes a dim glow that’s somewhat lackluster.
Mothers have all the time been relatively good at stuffing down their very own happiness with a view to carry out the most effective in others. This have to create magical recollections solely intensifies as Christmas attracts close to. They pledge to themselves (just about yearly) that this Christmas shall be totally different. This Christmas shall be extra about… fill within the clean. This path of thought is introduced on by the detour she took wanting again on Christmases previous.
But, as time goes on and the to-do record grows longer, the as soon as deemed “holy and jolly mother” slowly will get changed with the pale inexperienced starkness of the Grinch. Pleasure and peace handle to develop into consumed by the shuffle of occasions and infinite calls for, and the thrill shortly fizzles out with unmet expectations.
Earlier than too lengthy, the busy patterns of this season could have a weary momma’s coronary heart gently whispering, “The place are you, Christmas?” Possibly you are that overwhelmed mother in want of hope. Effectively, let me remind you that our Savior is close to! If we really need this Christmas to be totally different, we should make room in our schedule to develop into overwhelmed by His Presence (Exodus 33:14).
This Christmas, seek for methods to slide away to be faraway from all of the “stuff” so that you may be refueled by God’s unfailing love. Carve out time to dig into His Phrase, stroll in His lovely creation, sit beneath the tree and soak in its superb glow. Let these small and treasured moments that you just met with Jesus immediate you to rejoice and provides Him thanks and reward for all that He has performed in your life (Isaiah 12:4-5).
I wish to invite you to pause and pray with me in the present day. Let’s search Jesus this season and let Him communicate softly to your weary coronary heart. After we cease looking for the right Christmas, we’re met with an ideal Savior. Relaxation in Him in the present day, and let His presence be the promising current of pleasure to your overwhelmed soul (Romans 15:13).
Lord Jesus, You’re the true purpose for this season, and I’m blessed by the present of salvation You dropped at this fallen world with a view to save us, to save lots of me. This time of yr, I lengthy to create particular recollections for my household, however it’s so straightforward to get overwhelmed by the strain and calls for of this season. O God, create in me a coronary heart that desires to be overwhelmed by Your treasured presence and etch that inside the hearts of my kids. Create boundaries in my life that enable me to be crammed by Your love so I can freely share Your plentiful love with others.
Lord, forgive me the place I fail You. The moments I’ve allowed pleasure to be stolen from me this season as a result of calendar I so shortly refill with pointless occasions. Present me areas during which I can simplify my schedule and make further room to be nonetheless and quiet (Psalm 46:10).
When these occasions do come, and we attempt to bond as a household, I invite You to be the principle a part of our gathering. Lean in somewhat nearer when I’m met with unrealistic or unmet expectations. Converse to my coronary heart and lead and information me again to Who You might be.
Jesus, I’m so grateful for Your candy and treasured delivery story. I lengthy to be overwhelmed in Your presence this season and all yr lengthy.
With love and adoration. Amen.
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Alicia Searl is a devotional writer, blogger, and speaker that’s enthusiastic about pouring out her coronary heart and pointing women of all ages again to Jesus. She has an schooling background and grasp’s in literacy. Her favourite folks name her Mother, which is why a lot of her time is spent cheering them on at a softball recreation or dance class. She is married to her heartthrob (a tall, spiky-haired blond) who can whip up a imply latte. She sips that goodness whereas writing her coronary heart on a web page whereas her pet licks her ft. Go to her web site at aliciasearl.com and join together with her on Instagram and Fb.
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