The Cure for the Tired Mother

by June Fuentes on May 4, 2017 in Faithfulness, Inspiration in Child Rearing, Legacy

Today we have a post by our sweet contributor Jenny from A Mother’s Heritage:

 

Dear Christian mother, are you troubled?

Are there anxieties plaguing you?

Do you feel inadequate and are the daily responsibilities of your calling weighing you down?

Maybe there are personal trials you are struggling with – trials of health or relationships?

I was struck today in reading Psalm 77 how David found comfort in his God in his trials. In this precious chapter David is pouring out his heart. We are not talking about a little sadness here. We are talking about deep grief with bitter weeping, anxieties…even unable to sleep.

Can you relate in any way to the sorrows that he described? He is overwhelmed and his spirit is failing. His strength is gone and he does not feel he can go on.
 

But it doesn’t end there. He shares with us in verse 10 the remedy. And that is to think on the Lord’s past wondrous works and speak of them to others. To consider how the Lord has worked so gloriously in the past and this buoys up his heart. He engages in meditation upon our Lord and David stays himself upon his God. Do you need to be buoyed up today? Take heart in these verses!

In the last verse of the Psalm he remembers how Jehovah led his people like a flock.

Dear one, to be lead by the Lord means He goes before us!

To be led like a flock means He is tender and wise.

What gentleness does this imply as our Shepherd cares for us!

May it encourage you today to lean on this dear Shepherd–let Him carry you and bear your burden!

I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

 

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. Psalm 77

 

Jenny is the happy wife of Steve and mama to 8 children- ages 19 down to 4.
She loves to encourage other mothers in their high calling over at amothersheritage.com
After many years of chronic illness, she is now a mompreneur –
in their family business with a heart to help others with their health.
You can email her at sandjervin@gmail.com

 

 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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