I have this great t-shirt that always gets laughs whenever I wear it. It says, “Losing My Mind One Kid at Kid at a Time.” When people find out I have 5 kids, their eyes get real big and they start nodding like they completely understand why I have lost my mind. Like I have a “good excuse” to be a basketcase of a mother.
Here’s the thing, they had no idea what I was really dealing with. My anger was not funny.
And then it happened, the day that I decided to have it out with God.
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”Mathew 4:39-40 English Standard Version
Much like Jesus calmed the raging storm in the sea, that day He also calmed me.
It was an experience that I will never forget, but it wasn’t an instant transformation. I wasn’t suddenly a wife and mother that never got angry or overreacted again. I wasn’t suddenly a woman who never felt overwhelmed and didn’t seek comfort in her own abilities. But it was a first step towards reconnecting with God and growing my faith that was weary and weak. It was the beginning of experiencing His grace in my imperfections.
Big Picture Take Away
Today, no matter where you are, no matter what you are going through, you can talk to your Savior because He is listening and He is waiting for you.
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