I woke up to another day of overwhelming emotions. Hopeless draping over me.
It wasn’t until the evening after a couple of days and a couple of naps that I caught my narrative.
I told God. I told myself. My self-talk was negative. I said things like “I can’t do this today. I can’t be a wife. I can’t be a mom.”
I tried to move myself out of the ditch. I prayed and asked God to help me get out of this funk.
over 40 hours later, I realized, I have had the wrong narrative.
My weakness and pride says: I’m over it… I can’t…
The truth: God, you have to help me. Only by you can I go in and through my day loving my husband and children well.
I can’t make anymore decisions for my husband and five kids.
Truth: God, what is one thing that I can do to love my husband well? With God, I can meet their needs and hear their hearts.
There is too much to do as a mom, I feel like giving up or running away from my responsibilities.
Truth: I have a lot to do. Not all of it will get done today. I can pick a few things to get done. God, will you put to my wings.
I’m tired and overwhelmed.
Truth: Though I am tired and overwhelmed, I don’t have to stay this way. I can be engaged with my emotions and go from here.
I have many things on my mind and heart that are the wrong narratives; however, I choose to think powerfully and partner with truth.
Let’s pray: Dear God, when I feel a surge of emotions and overwhelmed I can run to you. Please help me to form good thinking. I thank you that I can ask for strength for today. Thank for you grace that is sufficient for me.