I'm feeling overwhelmed today.
Not just today, actually.
I feel like I've been swimming and swimming and swimming to stay afloat, but all the time have been quietly and slowly sinking down under the water.
This homeschooling, mothering, chauffeuring, homemaking, discipling thing has got me flat. worn. out.
The 24 / 7 of it, the days upon days upon days of it, the neediness of it.
No one else? Still just me?
Somehow, I doubt that. I bet there's someone out there who's felt maybe just a little of what I'm feeling.
I wonder if Jesus ever felt like this.
I'm only needed (continuously) by a few.
He was needed by everyone. Everyone.
I wear a lot of hats, sure, but He wore them all.
How did He do it? How did His humanness not make Him just want to SNAP?
Because mine does. Lots and lots of times.
So, in the midst of my overwhelmed self, I need to go to Him. And ask Him.
"The apostles returned to Jesus and told Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.' For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves." Mark 6: 30-32
"No leisure even to eat". So, you know what? He gets it. (I'll be eating my breakfast in the car on the way to our first "outing" of the day shortly, by the way...)
He tells us to rest. Again--HOW? and WHEN?
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11: 28-30
Overwhelmed Mommies, go to Him. Read His Word.
He gets it. And it will get better. Rest in Him.