One of the most common words that moms will use to describe their lives is stressed. Let’s face it; stress seems to come almost naturally when you are trying to spin a bunch of plates in the air.
Whether you are a mom with a baby who isn’t sleeping through the night, you have a couple of kids in diapers, or you are raising teenagers…almost every stage of life brings with it some degree of stress. That’s not even counting the other roles we may play as wife, housekeeper, volunteer, worker, and the list goes on.
But here is something I am coming to realize more and more…that I am blessed when I am stressed.
Remember the story of Job? He lost everything. He lost his children, his wealth, his health and he even lost the respect of his wife. But through it all, what did he do? He praised the Lord.
No matter how bad a day I might have…or week, month or year, nothing can compare to what he went through. Yet how did he respond?
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job 1:21)
It didn’t matter whether the Lord gave or took away; Job recognized he was a blessed man. He recognized God’s worth no matter what was going on in his life.
Are you feeling stressed? Take the attitude of Job and remember that you are blessed when you are stressed.
© 2012, Stephanie Romero