The water started to come up to my ankles and the boat I was in was struggling to stay afloat. Slowly I began sinking deeper and deeper into the murky waters. A mixture of sweat and tears poured from my face as I fought to hold it all together. The storm swirling around me, crashing into my boat brought a great deal of pain and anxiety to the overwhelming waves crashing into me, pushing me into directions I didn’t want to go.
Heavy with despair I cried out from the mess I was in and reached out to the Lord, only then realizing he was in the boat with me all along. The storm was a rough one but I had been making it worse by trying to control it with my own strength and by taking my eyes off of Jesus. I let the world distract me from my power source and let the lie that I was in control, run my heart.
“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea,
“Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39
Although I have never been in a sinking boat situation literally, figuratively speaking, motherhood has left me feeling overwhelmed by the storms and rough seas that it can bring. I have read Mark 4:39 plenty of times but recently as I read over this verse, I had a visual of myself in a boat and sinking from the heavy weight of the storms in my life.
Continue reading the rest here: https://www.sarah-keeling.com/post/finding-peace-in-the-midst-of-the-storms-in-your-motherhood
You can also listen to my podcast interview on the topic here: https://www.sarah-keeling.com/podcast/episode/48af53f4/pep-talk-for-weary-moms-with-amber-palmer