Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”
– Psalm 62:5-6
Some days it seems everywhere you look, you see “mountains” — mountains of laundry to fold, papers to sort and dirty dishes to clean. Tending to the mountains in life often leaves you exhausted. It also triggers frustration because no sooner have you dealt with one of these mountains, when they start to pile up all over again, staring you in the face and leaving you defeated. Have you been there?
Being a mom also brings emotional mountains to scale as well. You train and teach the toddlers, navigate the often-tumultuous teen years and tend to the changing needs of aging parents. These life-tasks often unsettle your souls. Constant physical tasks, coupled with emotional stress, can make for a difficult climb.
Mountain climbing (the expedition known as motherhood) is not for the faint of heart. In order to prevent potentially damaging conditions, an experienced mountain climber knows how important periods of rest are. To rest our bodies and nourish our souls! To pull back from the laundry, paperwork, dirty dishes or the obstacles we encounter such as physically exhausting toddlers or emotionally testing teens.
Even if it is just stopping long enough to savor a cup of coffee with the Savior, drinking in deeply the truths from His Word. When we pull back for a bit, we’re better positioned to return to our tasks with renewed strength and a fresh perspective. Press pause, and meet with Him today.