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EP 26: When the Days are Difficult and Exhausting


Our days can be challenging and exhausting. Illnesses to trials to sleepless nights and the list can go on. There is one comfort I can always bring us back too. I can assure you that Jesus knows what it is like to be exhausted. @mferrell

When our families go through battles with illness we know, as the mom, there seem to be no sick days for us. We may have quieter and more relaxing days as we battle through the illness, but the needs of the home await us until we are feeling better.

Times of difficult trials can also place stress on our homes. How can we keep the peace of our homes when we do not at the moment see closure to the situation the Lord is bringing us through?

Are you a tired mom out there who feels like everything you work so hard to get done seems to get almost immediately undone? I remember those days with toddlers in the house.

Communicating clearly and patiently and pointing our children to Christ in our conversations with them is hard.

Nurturing the hearts of our children is hard work. Day in and day out the workday of a mom can be physically but sometimes even more so emotionally exhausting.

There is one comfort I can always bring us back to: I can assure you there is One who knows what it is like to be exhausted.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

~ Hebrews 4:15

The hope today is to encourage you in these challenging times, give some practical help and point you back to God’s Word. So listen in with me today.

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Show Notes:

“In his commentary on Romans, John MacArthur explains that God is working out
our good during this present life as well as ultimately in the life to come. No matter what happens in our lives as His children, the providence of God uses it for our temporal as well as our eternal benefit, sometimes by saving us from tragedies and sometimes by sending us through them in order to draw us closer to Him.”

“Though my natural instinct is to wish for a life free from pain, trouble, and adversity, I am learning to welcome anything that makes me conscious of my need for Him. If prayer is birthed out of desperation, then anything that makes me desperate for God is a blessing.” ~Nancy Leigh DeMoss

“The gospel is the one great permanent circumstance in which I live and move, and every hardship in my life is allowed by God only because it serves His gospel purposes in me.” ~ Gloria Furman, Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

“Let me be taught that the first great business on earth is the sanctification of my own soul.” ~ Henry Martyn

Scripture & Resources:

Hebrews 4:15

Luke 8:4

Matthew 8:23-24

Luke 5:16

Psalm 28:7

Romans 8:28

James 1:2-4

1 Thessalonians 5:14

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Encouragement on Difficult Days

Hope for the Exhausted Mom

Podcast Ep. 2: Trusting God in the Midst of a Trial

Podcast Ep. 21: The Routines of the Day: Making the Most of Your Mornings & Evenings

Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman

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  2. Laura Susan says:

    Thank you so much for this podcast! I haven’t listened before, but your voice is soothing and your advice was great – especially about taking it slow when we’re sick – as I am right now. Our mothers might not have done that – mine didn’t – and so we can feel ashamed and lacking when we have to lean on others. You’re so right though! Blessings!

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