To the Mom who couldn’t have quiet time…
I get you. You love Jesus. You love the Bible. You want to be with Him. But sometimes life happens. Or maybe I should say motherhood happens.
Did the baby wake up crying at 12AM and 2AM and every hour until you couldn’t keep your eyes open when the alarm rang? Then your little girl had an accident in the bathroom, and the third is already asking what’s for breakfast?
Weariness and anxiety are crashing onto you, and all you can think is…if only I had time to be with God! Further bitterness settles in, especially when you see another mom post about her 5AM devotional time…if only I could wake up!
Momma, it’s okay. Your morning Bible study does not define your faith—your passion for Jesus does. Keep pursuing Him in this wild and unpredictable season, lean into Him and His strength.
Cast your cares upon Him as you fold the laundry, confess to Him your mommy guilt and anger as you make lunches, serve Him heartily at church. Tell Him you need His help, tell Him you want to honor Him in the rare moment of silence.
God is there, waiting, for when that quiet time comes. Try tomorrow, or the day after – keep seeking Him over everything else. Remember, His Word is not restricted to pages, but it can be tucked away into your heart. Listen to His Word in the car rides to soccer practice, sing to Him as you get ready in the morning, write His heavenly promises around the house for you to see.
Don’t give up! Fight the fight of faith, keep your eyes on heaven, hold onto the joy of your salvation! Remember that Jesus saved you from eternity apart from Him. He will return in glory, making all things new! He has already cleansed you of all sin, has wiped away the tears of your past, and He is alongside you for the future.
In the moment of anger, turn to Jesus.
In the moment of frustration, turn to Jesus.
In the moment of pain, turn to Jesus.
Let go of self, and cherish His love yet one more time.
Abide in Him, He is faithful.
As you cling to His faithfulness, you will become faithful in heart and in soul – and that is the greatest testimony of motherhood your children could ever have.
In His Love,
In addition to this encouragement, also read 5 ways to cherish Jesus in heart and mind, even when it is difficult to sit down everyday for devotional time.