I remember feeling overwhelmed after we brought our 5-year-old daughter home from Bulgaria. The extent and effect of the trauma she endured throughout her 4+ years in the orphanage blindsided us. And as we received one life-impacting diagnosis after the other, our world turned upside down. I was most definitely a very stressed and overwhelmed mom,
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. -John 10:10 ESV
I was a stressed and overwhelmed mom.
My husband traveled and worked long hours, so the bulk of parenting was left up to me. Our boys who were 6 and 9 at the time, loved their new sister in the most precious of ways, and I didn’t want anything to alter that. So, I did all I could to keep their lives as normal and steady as possible. But steady wasn’t easy with a little sister who needed a tremendous amount of mental and physical medical intervention.
It was definitely a season of overwhelm — of survival.
But I learned something critical during that season. I learned that we cannot allow survival to be our norm. It is too much for both our minds and our bodies. God didn’t create us for that. He created us for abundant living. Life to the full.
Jesus didn’t suffer, die on the cross, then conquer death only for our salvation. He sacrificed Himself for our abundant and victorious living on this side of the cross, as well.
But how do we get past surviving to begin thriving?
How do we stop the circumstances of a broken world from stealing our joy? How do we step out of the rat race and the vicious cycle of living in a world fueled by comparison?
God tells us He came that we may have abundant life, therefore we can be assured He won’t leave us to figure it out alone. He’s given us a guide — our Bible. All we have to do is tune in. Below are 15 tips that will help the stressed and overwhelmed mom find peace. God references each either directly or indirectly within the pages of our Bibles.
15 Tips to Help the Stressed and Overwhelmed Mom Begin to Thrive
Wait! Before you go …
We’ve gone through a lot lately. Haven’t we? I turn to my faith more and more every day to keep me steady. Honestly, I don’t know how I would be holding up right now without it.
I simply don’t know how my joy would remain intact without knowing God and His unconditional love.
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