To the outside it may seem like things are going well for my family. My husband has a great job, and we are expecting our miracle baby #5. I should be living in pure bliss right about now. Then how come I feel like I’m in the pressure cooker about to blow the top off?
We have all been there. Promotions that aren’t as great as you thought it would be. Pregnancy hormones are all out of whack. Finances seem to be not quite what they were. Friendships are none existent, and you couldn’t be more lonely. Whatever the situation might be for you in this time of life….know you are not alone.
Over the past month I have found myself crying out to God on a daily basis. Lord have you forgotten me? Why am I having to go through this? Why are my kids having to deal with this? In that quiet moment, I gently hear him say…
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
I so badly want to pout and throw my little hissy fit to get things my way. Don’t we all? I have to trust that the path we are on is being orchestrated by Him and that we are being obedient to what he has told us to do. Sometimes, this requires some uncomfortable times in our lives that we would rather fast forward through. I know I would love to skip this entire phase of our journey. Even though I know it is will be short (at least that is what I am believing for) I would love to see the phase that I am in over tomorrow.
I know God has bigger and better things in store for my family. I know that each step is just getting us closer to the master plan of it all. The key is patience, trust, and lots of faith.
So, to the mom who feels like she is in a pressure cooker….don’t blow the top. Know that He is there for you. He is there to listen when you need someone to talk to. He is there when you need someone to cry with. He knows the burdens on your heart, and He cares! Give it all over to Him, and start walking with your head held high, even though you feel like laying down and giving up. Something great is right around the corner for you and your family.
Can you relate to feeling like you are in a pressure cooker? I would love to be praying for you during this time.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9