Yesterday at our Mother's Day service one of the older saints in our church, a beloved woman of nearly 80, prayed over the mothers and women. She said that when hers were still "littles", God led her again and again to this verse, in Galatians:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

And then she exhorted us to live out our mothering "in thankfulness and praise".

Words I needed to hear.

The previous evening I had sat on the couch, in tears, talking with Mark. I was so weary. Burdened. Struggling with my attitude toward my children. Trying to find some fruits from my diligence with them. Tired of the whining and grumbling and disobedience. We discussed, prayed, and went to sleep.

And then God spoke- through Shirley- "Do not become weary in doing good, Stacy. At the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." It's not as if I was ready to give up (although I did tell Mark I felt like running away from home for a few days) but I sure needed that encouragement.

So if you, like me, are a weary mama? Hear this and take heart: Don't become weary in doing good. At the proper time you will reap a harvest if you don't give up.


  1. I'd say that's accurate. I am weary, I feel weary and I look terribly weary.
    Thank you for sharing the encouargment. I needed it.
    Praying for you too!

  2. I needed to be reminded of this. I am weary today and it is an extra long day, since my husband has a meeting until 9pm. I can so relate to your feelings and some times it just adds up. It is wonderful, but hard work when you want to do it well.

  3. What a blessing to have a Titus 2 woman in your midst! I just went through a season of weariness as a mama, and am sure there are more to come. What a fitting verse.

  4. hi! i found your blog through brenda and can i say... wow! you are an incredible woman! thank you for sharing your strength, your faith and your love for life and your family!

    i admire you...

  5. Stacy, it is so good that you posted this. I think we, as Christian moms, can be so guilty of not admitting....even to ourselves.....our weak and weary moments. Thank you for sharing so honestly...and thanks for the encouragement.


    p.s. Tell Amy it is time for a bloggy-baby-update- post!!!! Complete with pictures, please!!

  6. Thank you for your post. It was an encouragement to me.


  7. Stacy. That is so perfect, and true. I
    was reading something else today, where a senior saint told a friend that "stress is something this generation has invented; we just did what needed to be done." It spoke to me, and coupled with your words, I feel equipped for the day tomorrow!
    Thank you, friend! You're in my prayers...

  8. Stacy;

    Oh, can we run away together? Just thinking about a few days away, just you and me- talking, hugging, sipping something yummy, shopping, sharing... praying- how quick can you have your "bundle" packed?

    Love you
    Mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  9. Wow amazing, so I am not alone in feeling completely drained at times, amen. Awesome verse, i will need to read it over and over and over till I feel encouraged thanks so very much.


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