You know those days.
Endless….tiring….just-want-to-give up days.
Maybe its the season change.
Maybe grief suddenly appears after a time unexpectedly.
Maybe the stress of life has suddenly come resting on your shoulders.
Maybe it is nothing.
(By the way – it is O.K. to have a bad day over nothing.)
You sit on the couch. You watch your children play. You read a book instead of doing laundry. Your dishes go unwashed. Dinner comes from a delivery guy.
You’ve had a bad day.
Can I share something with you?
You are not alone. We all have bad days. Even that mom who already has her Christmas tree up, decorated, and it looks so perfect. She has bad days too. That mom who’s children are always wearing those stylish clothes – she has bad days too. I am sure her kids run around in their diapers and underwear some days too.
Talk to someone. Since you are not alone, find someone. Text that friend who is right there in the trenches of motherhood as well. Ask her to pray for you. Tell her your frustrations, but stay away from discontentment and complaining. Bad days are ok. Using those bad days to live a life of discouragement is not the point. Friends will let you cry on their shoulder, but hopefully pray you through that bad day and lift you up out of the pit onto the Rock.
Cry to God. I know it is hard to think that He cares about our simple “bad days” – but He does. Yes, He has the whole world and all to take care of – but He really does hear our little cries. He hears us. He cares for us. He is listening and waiting. He is preparing just the right answer. We are not insignifact to Him.
Your bad days still matter. I will say that again: YOUR BAD DAYS STILL MATTER. Your children don’t remember your bad days. They won’t remember that you sat on the couch for a day and let them watch T.V. They won’t remember that the floors were dirty. They will remember your hugs. They will remember that you said “I love you to the moon and back” at the end of the day. Bad days still matter because even if you weren’t “Super Mom” you were still a mom. Did you hear that? You are still a mom *a wonderful mom* even on the bad days. Nothing is wasted with God – even our bad days.
Don’t wallow in self-pity.
Don’t buckle under guilt.
Rest in His arms, cuddle up with a good book _ maybe The Good Book _ and know that it is ok.
Its ok that today is a bad day.
It is ok.
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