forgetful

I was really blessed by this article this week.

Like in a print-it-hang-it-on-the-wall-read-it-every-day kind of way.

It also reminded me of this post I wrote awhile back.

Anyway, after reading it, Hadley and I sat down and read the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 from her Jesus Storybook Bible.  We talked again about what it means to “prove [Jesus] o’er and o’er” – to remember what He’s already done and let that propel us to trust Him as we move forward.  To go to His Word and be reminded once again of how good He is.  I told Hadley I was having a bad day, that sometimes moms have bad days too where we forget how good God is and we think we can do everything on our own.  We prayed together, and as she prayed, I wanted to just break down and weep at my continual failure, and God’s continual sufficiency.

It’s been one of those weeks.  I wish I could say that time with Jesus and conversation with Hadley made everything all better.  But this week, every day was a Monday.

So I just wanted to share.  That God is enough.  Because despite my greatest effort, I will never be Mom enough.

And somehow, in God’s mathematics of grace: Mom (never enough) + God (infinitely enough) = Mom enough.

Mom enough to believe and to be called Chosen, Daughter, Righteous, Honored, Heir, Forgiven, Redeemed.

Trusting in God, because of Christ, I will rise from the graveyard of Mommy War victims, victorious and filled with resurrection power. Loving and living in his perfect enough-ness, I will live to parent for another day. Never mom enough, but filled with the One who is always enough.

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