Remember Surrender (To God)
We Come in Surrender.
Psalm 16:1-2: Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
We remember that salvation has come to us through surrender. We are not good enough – but that is a comfort. A comfort to us perfectionist mothers who want to do it all right – all the time. We can’t. The beauty of surrender is that we don’t have to do it right. Jesus did it all on the cross. Our goodness is found in His goodness. Surrender again to Him. Give Him your faults and even your accomplishments. Hold them out and remind your heart that surrender is sweet.
We Rest in Grace.
2 Corinthians 12:9 – And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The grace that covers our sins everyday, covers it over and over again. The healing that comes from Jesus is not just for that day you received Him as Savior. We can rest in His grace, knowing that it was never up to us to save ourselves. We can rest in the grace that He provides, even if we are facing impossible situations. Motherhood seems impossible. We seem to have SO.MUCH.TO.DO. Sometimes I feel as if I get motherhood wrong ALL.THE.TIME.
Resting in God’s grace frees from from the burden of legalism, especially with motherhood. It is impossible to be the perfect mother. Surrender to God’s grace and free yourself from the guilt….
the guilt of a dirty house.
the guilt of the piled-up laundry.
the guilt for yelling.
the guilt for being distracted.
the guilt that you can’t seem to get this motherhood thing right.
Surrender again to His grace. It truly is enough.