To the Mama Who Thinks She is Failing


The Baby’s been up all night and you can’t figure out what’s wrong. The toddler is going ninety-to-nothing a dos having a hard time doing what she’s told. The dishes are overtaking the kitchen. Everyone’s wearing their last pair of clean underwear.

You open Facebook just to get away for a whole two seconds and the first thing you see is THAT MOM who has it all together telling you to “find joy” in the midst of it all.

And at that moment, you couldn’t feel more alone. 

Mama, I see you. I feel you. I AM you. 

When all you want to do is quit and no one seems to care, finding joy is like finding a needle in a haystack.

God sees you. HE SEES YOU! 

He sees you doing your best. He sees you doing what he CALLED you to do. He sees you putting forth your best effort and he sees you feeling like a failure.

What you can’t see right now is Him. You can’t see Him wrapping His arms around you. You can’t see Him telling you how PLEASED He is of you. You can’t see Him wishing you could hear past what society tells you you have to be and hear what HE tells you you already are. 

Mama, I’m going to tell you something: STOP!!!

You’re exhausted. You feel hopeless. Let the dishes sit. Let the laundry lie. Plop yourself down on the couch, put a movie on to occupy the toddler, and do what society never tells you to do: REST. 

AND READ THIS: Psalm 46:1,5- emphasis mine.

God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble…..GOD IS IN THE MIDST OF HER; she SHALL NOT BE MOVED; God will help her right early [at the dawn of the morning].

It says God is your refuge. If you read the whole chapter, it states that though mountains will fall and seas will rage, GOD is within YOU. YOU WILL NOT FAIL. 

Mama, be still and know that HE is God.

And He has you. He loves you. He SEES you.

You are not failing. You can’t. Because you are HIS. 

Love to my loves,

Cate

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

5 thoughts on “To the Mama Who Thinks She is Failing

    • Cate Purvis says:

      You’re so welcome. We can’t do it all. We just can’t. I think it’s so important to just remember that. 🙂 Take a break, mama! You deserve it.

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  1. brendaandersonfitness says:

    Wow! That is awesome. Thank you for your honesty, cause as a mom of two, I remember those feelings. I still have them, but my kids are a bit older now so things are just different. But I remember trying to feel like I had to get so much done while they were sleeping. Thing is, I was told to rest or take a nap. But I felt like the House was my responsibility so those invading dishes, and pile of laundry fell all on me, whether in reality or in my own perception. But you are right, We are all doing fine. We must take care of ourselves so we can take care of others.

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