The Weight of Mom Guilt
Have you ever had one of those days?
You know those days when nothing.goes.your.way?
That was my day yesterday. In fact, at one point I would l could have called it a downright rotten day.
Rocky Start to Our Day
Nothing was going my way. (Yeah, I know selfish, right?)
There were little messes everywhere that were driving me crazy.
My children were bickering and it was causing distractions for those who were trying to do their schooling.
As our family has been healing from some recent colds; schooling was automatically off to a rocky start as we battled bad attitudes and no desire to do academics.
I will admit that my attitude was less than desirable as well.
The children’s “I can’t” attitudes was met with my “you will do it” attitude.
These ugly attitudes were causing friction, which made the environment less than desirable for learning.
Even though we eventually overcame our bad attitudes, the tone was set for the day. We never did recover from our rocky start. The day just did not feel ‘right’ to anybody.
(I know I am not alone in having days like this, even as a seasoned mom and wife, there will be days like this.)
The Greatness of God’s Grace
By the end of the day, the heaviness of my attitude and weight from my sinful actions were weighing me down causing me to be convicted….and guilty.
And as I sought forgiveness for my heart being in the wrong place; the gentle reminder of God’s grace overcame me.
God never intended for us to carry guilt or feel condemned for our sins.
He has given us His grace.
His grace is never-ending and always sufficient. He will meet us there in that place, where we so desperately need Him.
There is no need to be burdened by our sins, bearing the weight of our sins
Our sins have been buried and paid in full by the son of God, Jesus Christ!!!
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
But how soon we forget that, don’t we?
Wearing Guilt Like a Necklace
As women we walk around bearing the guilt of things we have not done right, things we said in anger, or how we feel we are failing our families.
We feel like we don’t do enough.
Or we aren’t pretty enough, worked hard enough, or have not been enough for those who need us.
But this comparison needs to stop.
This comparison is fruitless and we are not to compare ourselves, our lives, or situations to those of others.
We are called to be where we are, right now in the present moment.
Know that it’s enough.
God’s grace is enough. May your peace and joy come from Him, and Him alone.
“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness ” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Biblical grace means God chooses to bless us or find favor in us, despite our sinful nature.
God chooses to offer salvation to us, regardless of our rebellious nature and disobedience to him. It’s him withholding his anger and offering a path to heaven if we choose to follow him (John 3:16).
Grace saves us when we cannot (Ephesians 2:8-9). In this verse, written by Paul, makes it clear that in our weakness God’s grace alone saves us.
So mamas, wives, and keepers of the homes; find rest in God’s great grace and know that His blessed assurance is through His son, Jesus Christ.