Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. ~ 1 Peter 5:8-9
I have discovered that it’s hard to be married and a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade any of it, but it’s a real challenge. These scriptures are a great reminder that I need to be in constant contact with God so that I can be in control of my emotions—regardless of the situation. In fact, it calls me to also be alert. I need to keep my eyes open and realize that the enemy is trying to destroy my marriage and my family and I need to do my part. My part is 1) to stand firm on God’s promises, (1 Peter 5:9); and 2) to give all my needs, worries, and cares over to God, trusting that He’ll take care of it, (1 Peter 5:7).
One other thing that these scriptures tell me is that I am not the first woman to have to juggle mommy-hood, wife-ship, and work. It helps to know that others have gone before me on this same path and in turn I can help those who will come behind.
Thank you, Father that you didn’t send me on this journey alone. Thank you for surrounding me with godly women who seek after You and can help guide me along the way. And thank you, Lord, for the blessing of being Your daughter, Brad’s wife, Savannah’s mom, and friends with my girlfriends. What an honor it is to be in this position. Lord, help me to continue to follow in the way You lead me. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.