Motherhood is beautiful. And downright messy. Not the kind you can tidy up with a quick sweep of the broom, but the chaotic, beautifully imperfect type that can be the perfect backdrop for God’s grace when we choose to let it.

I am a far from perfect mom. I have days when I am pulling my hair out with frustrations and nights when I wonder how God could entrust these two incredible people to my care. The farther I go in my own journey of motherhood, the more I am learning to embrace Jesus’ incredible gift of grace.

Grace for the days when the laundry piles up faster than I can fold it. Grace for the moments when I lose my temper or feel like I’m failing my kids. Grace for when I question if I’m doing enough, being enough, loving enough. And grace that Christ offers restoration for all my mistakes and shortcomings.

If you are tired of trying so hard to hold it all together, I would encourage you to draw near to the Lord and experience his grace. Grab a Bible (and a cup of coffee – the true fuel of all parents!) and check out these life-giving truths for moms.

You Are Enough Because of Jesus

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9a

Being a Godly mom isn’t measured by Instagram posts, perfect meals, or well-behaved children. It’s remembering that you are a beloved child of God who is fully known and fully loved.

The Gospel Shines Brightest in Our Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Maybe you are knee-deep in tantrums and Cheerios crumbs. Or perhaps you feel the weight of inadequacy and fear in the middle of the night. Sometimes, our imperfections are the perfect canvas for God’s grace to paint a miracle.

Eternal Perspective Brings Peace

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2

It’s easy to get wrapped up in scheduling appointments, breaking up sibling arguments, and figuring out what to eat for dinner. Remember that God has a bigger plan for you and for your kids. Prioritize church as a family and spending time with the Lord to refocus your heart on God’s eternal perspective.

Remember that God is in Control

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

When we worry, it’s often because we are slipping into a self-reliant pattern of thinking. Trusting that our all-knowing and all-powerful God is in control will release us from the burden of worry and give us peace about the future.

Easier Said Than Done. (But try anyway.)

As with most powerful truths, this is easier said than done.

Maybe (aside from the Legos strewn across your floor) you feel like motherhood is going well right now. If so, praise God for how he is at work in your life. How can you use this season to teach your kids about God’s goodness?

Maybe this season is hard. You might be struggling with a difficult diagnosis, a troubled marriage, or a child who is far from God. You might be worried about putting food on the table or how to shape your child’s identity when you feel lost yourself. You might have one kids with straight As and another about to flunk out. You are likely facing challenges you could never anticipate. Use this season to reflect on God’s faithfulness.

No matter where you are, as you navigate the beautiful messiness of motherhood, I pray that you can find comfort and peace in the embrace of grace.



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