This week I had the pleasure of guest posting at Desiring God. The article I wrote is meant to encourage moms, like me, to rest in our Savior as we labor in love. I wrote the post a few months ago, and when I saw it posted this week, I was reminded just how much I need these reminders. Although the piece is directed to mothers, I believe we all need the reminder to come to Jesus when we are weary and heavy laden. The rest and peace that he provides is what we all need and desire.
I’d love for you to take a moment and jump on over to DG to read the post.
Here’s a taste:
Motherhood is hard. Can I get an amen?
While we bear the difficult physical aspects of mothering, our minds and hearts come alongside and accuse us of laziness, insufficiency, and failure. Perhaps that’s one reason Jesus commands us to love our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind (Matthew 22:37).
We lack joy in motherhood — and enjoyment and peace in our Savior — the moment we step away from the gospel and try to do this “mom thing” on our own. Instead, as we mother, we need to remind ourselves daily of the truth of God’s word, specifically the gospel.