When I first became a mom, I was completely overwhelmed.
I didn't know what to do.
I didn't know how to do it.
And I was pretty sure that I COULDN'T do it.
I still feel those same things today, years later. I come into parenting situations where I don't know what to do, I don't know how to do it, and I'm convinced I don't have what what it takes to do it.
But one thing I've learned along the way is that GOD HIMSELF will give me what I need for this task of mothering.
I'm not saying He'll give it to me on the front end so that I can soar through motherhood without feeling the pain or hardness of it. That CERTAINLY had NOT been the case for me, let me tell you.
But He gives us what we need as we run to Him, cry out to Him, need Him.
When I first became a mom, there were two descriptions about God that I clung to: He is a Rock, and He is a Fountain.
When everything around me feels shaky and scary, He is a firm and sturdy Rock to take refuge in. He will hold me up. He is a safe place in the midst of my fear.
1 Samuel 2:2 "There is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God."
And He is a Fountain of everything I need: wisdom, discernment, energy, patience...I don't have to conjure up these things inside of myself. I can look to the One who has everything I need. I can fall on Him to provide for and sustain me through this season.
Psalm 36:9 "For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light."