Friday, September 13, 2013

In Need of Grace

Today, I feel like I’m running on empty. Struggling to keep my tone even to my extra-kulit, super active, energetic toddler, I know my patience is wearing thin. And I know that he’s just getting started (he’s barely two).

It’s just the small things put together that cause a bit of wear and tear to a stay-at-home mom, and I know that I could use a break.

It’s because of today that I decided to write this article because I know I need it.

In the two years that I’ve been a mom, I have come to realize two things: That I’m no expert, and that I’ll always be needing grace.

Parenting in itself is a challenge, and I’m far from perfect. If that were all that there was in this whole equation, I’d have panicked and given up.

Thankfully, my God assured me that is not the case. He said, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deutoronomy 31:8

I’m thankful that I have Him, and I’m especially grateful for His grace.

For His purpose gives us purpose, and makes sense out of frenetic days.

And His grace has assures me that though I may have bad days, it does not mean
I’m destined to be an inadequate mom, or to have a “bad” child.

As we are a “work in progress”,  so is our child.

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

His grace also assures me that the more challenging it is, the more I can rely on Christ.

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

And in moments when I’m losing patience, God says it is my duty that to steer myself away from the moment.
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled. Hebrews 12:15

That means, go out, take some me-time, or in my case earlier, I locked myself in our room for as long as I could, just to drink in some silence and peace. Worked wonders for my patience.

Tantrums drive me nuts sometimes. More grace, please!
Step back, step out once in a while, Mommies.

Take a deep breath and remember that tomorrow is a brand new day!


  1. Soooooooo true! AND it doesn't get easier as the years go by... haaaaay =(

  2. Owie, I guess mommyhood is good practice for ourselves decreasing and You-know-who increasing ;)