There are days when I get so overwhelmed. Not sure what it is about those days that are especially overwhelming... but they do come from time to time. Sometimes, it may be a sick child, or being stuck at home all day, or maybe even something (however small it may be) added into my already-too-packed day.

I know that some of you probably think I am totally a wimp. I mean, there are those of you who have 3, 4, maybe even more kids and probably have things much more under control than me. I really don't deny that I am a wimp in that respect. My sweet kids being so close together isn't something I ever envisioned myself tackling. It's good, though, because it is an ever present reminder that I am constantly needing God to step in. Shouldn't we feel that need all the time? It seems like we get things so under control that we lose the desperate need for Him in our every day routine. Instead, we fail to see the need until disaster falls, or heartbreak comes, or things get overwhelming.

I feel that pretty much at any given point in my day, things very well could step over into the land of "overwhelming". So, yes, it's during those times when it is painfully obvious that I need God for extra patience, for extra energy, for understanding, for kind responses, etc. My prayer is that I remember to rely on him when "overwhelming" comes my way, instead of trying to push through on my own.


  1. I am so thankful for your honesty, Rachel! Just so you know: you are not alone, I've been singing "I will glory in my Redeemer Whose priceless blood has set me free" all day long today...just repeating that phrase over and over again...I often tell ppl that motherhood has made me see more incredibly by moment by moment need for the Lord. Today has been one of those "aware of my need for Him moment by moment" so I don't harm my children days. Quite frankly, I think most moms feel overwhelmed most days...it just takes a special one to admit it...and to humble ourselves under our Loving Father!

  2. Amen. I find myself, very often, taking a deep breath and simply saying, "I need you, Lord. I can't do this on my own". Thank goodness He understands motherhood, and the fact that my frustration sometimes comes from such silly, simple things.