Let me tell you the truth about what it means to be a mother.
It means, that sometimes you literally have to wing it.
I'll give it to you straight!
I went through this weekend with mild anxiety because I knew that there were several bills that were in need of being paid. And the truth is, I just didn't know how it was going to get done. The fact that I'm married to the love of my life, living in a beautiful home, in a wonderful community means a lot; yet very little at the same time. Very little in the sense that it matters not how much or how little help I have, or where my physical location is on the google map; but what matters is the fact that none of us are exempt from the struggles of the first world; heck, any world.
Pretty weird of me to jump right out of the gate with the meat and the potatoes of what I'm thinking, huh?! Lol. But I did it this way for two very important reasons. One, because it's fresh on my mind. And two, because these are true thoughts from a person whose feelings and life issues are as real and as authentic as they come. I'm working on being a better version of me here. Are you willing to ride with me?
I would never want for any of you to make any assumptions about my life as if I, or we, have it all together, because truth is, we don't! Our household consists of a mother and a father, both of whom work full-time. Our children are very modest children. They don't ask for much, and now that they're growing older, they don't really require much.
We're just an average family; living and making every effort to serve in the best way possible.
Moral of this already short story is, look upon The Lord instead of marinating in what can easily be deemed self-doubt, self-worth, or lack thereof, buried in circumstance and minuscule cares of this world. Minuscule, not to belittle or to demean what it is that you, and/or I, may be going through. But minuscule because when placed next to our God, their weight or significance truly is next to none. That's reality.
You guys, I'm preaching to myself here also.
I read this verse over the weekend, and it truly did, and still does, help me quite often to remember how The Lord loves and cares for His children.
My prayer is that it can serve as a reminder to you too.
My friends, The Lord, cast your cares unto Him. Relieve your mind of worry, and fret not how you'll make it in this life. Just know that you will. You will because our God cares for us in a way that is indescribable and truly unfathomable to many, if not all. I'm reminded this day that He cares for me. He'll ensure that we're provided for. And He will do the same for you.
Do you trust Him enough to deem this true?