Being Strong


Ask Jesus to fill you up where you are empty, to give you what you need when you need it.

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Being a mom is hard. The daily grind of teaching, loving, correcting, disciplining and nurturing our children is a lot to bear. Add to those responsibilities the pressures of life—such as paying bills, career choices and pressures to keep up with society—and it is a lot to handle. So many times as a mom, we can feel that this burden is too heavy, and we cannot keep up. We try to maintain the pace, keep a smile on our face and push through, but there are days when we just want to get back in bed and forget about it all.

The wonderful, encouraging and inspiring news is that in my weakness, Christ’s strength pulls through every time. When I am weak, He is strong. When I feel like I cannot continue, Christ can. Begin to renew your mind with the one truth that will change your life: “Christ’s strength is perfect in my weakness.” 

I, as a mom, don’t have to be strong all the time and do everything right; He’s got my back. What a huge relief! Today, as you go about your daily routine, cry out to Him in your moments of weakness. Ask Jesus to fill you up where you are empty, to give you what you need when you need it. 

Learning to rely on Jesus throughout your day and crying out to Him will make you a stronger person, because you will quickly realize that you cannot accomplish everything, but Christ can. Your new outlook takes the pressure off yourself, and places it on God, who is very capable of handling your every need. 


Father, thank you for this day.  Thank you for giving me my children and my many jobs as a mom.  Lord, I pray that as I go about my day today that I will look to You for my strength when I feel weak. God, thank you for equipping me with what I need at all times. 

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