“You’re kidding, right?!” my neighbor said, frustration filling his voice. “My wife and I have a hard enough time keeping track of two kids, and, yet, you have it all together taking care of three kids by yourself. I don’t know how you do it.”
I had just walked up with my kids to their bus stop carrying two bags of canned goods for a school charity drive. My neighbor had forgotten about it and was upset with himself.
Honestly, I did not deserve the credit. While it may have appeared like I had it all together, most days I felt like all the plates I had spinning were going to come crashing down. And they would have if I were doing it all on my own. But looking back, I can clearly see that Our Lord was helping me every step of the way. My life was hanging in the balance of His grace, not my efforts.
Remember, you are never alone in your struggles. Our Lord is right there with you, surrounding you with His grace. So, the next time you are able to: be there to help with homework, miraculously rearrange your packed calendar to be there for your kid’s soccer game, put in a full day’s work and still make it home in time to cook dinner — in general doing the impossible each day — know that it is an abundance of His grace, not your efforts alone, that keep the plates spinning.
They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. – Isaiah 40:31
Originally posted 2018-04-26 00:30:48.