I am completely exhausted most nights when we go to bed. Not tired, but exhausted. I feel like every drop of energy has been wrung out of me that day. In that moment, I feel like saying to the day that was, “you have won today, but I will be back again tomorrow to try again.” I think I might even fall asleep before my head hits the pillow some nights.
One of the reasons that we are so tired is because we are so busy. We are constantly moving and doing and going, but when we are worn out we cannot be the best version of ourselves. Our kids need us to be the best version of us that we can be.
While being physically tired is a reality that we have to deal with, we also have to make sure that we don’t tire of the spiritual reality of doing what is good. When we are physically tired we tend to become more impatient and the last thing our kids need is impatient parents. Being physically tired prevents us from doing the spiritual good we need to do. It prevents
We have to hang in there with our kids. We have to be able to go the distance with them when they need us the most. We cannot tire of doing the work that brings hope and healing in their lives. We have to take care of our physical needs so we can answer the spiritual call of doing the good we need to do in our kid’s lives.
Lord, I don’t want to tire of doing what is good. I want to be at my best physically so that I can meet my kid’s needs, both physical and spiritual. I want to be the kind of parent who walks beside my children no matter what is happening or what they are doing. Please let me be the parent they need me to be.
In Jesus name, Amen
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.” – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
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