My everyday is spent changing diapers, sweeping up breakfast crumbs, reading stories, disciplining toddlers, and all those stay-at-home mom tasks that really just seem so mundane. I have to remind myself often that homemaking matters.
Today I felt like my heart would explode. You know those days – all you can see are the areas you are failing miserably. You’re really trying to lean hard into grace and rely on the Holy Spirit to change you, but the flesh cries out, thrashing around, and it takes every.single.ounce of self control to do what you know Jesus says do? I felt like I couldn’t breathe for resisting the flesh with every ounce of my being.
It’s hard not to think God must be disappointed in me.
But then I remember.
God is committed to me. He is pleased with me. My efforts and even failures do not change God’s everlasting love for me. I am tempted to revert to self-sufficiency and works-based righteousness, yet God calls me to lay it at the foot of the Cross. To allow Him to walk with me, carrying me where He must, and trust Him – lean fully into His loving embrace.
One day I will be perfect. But until that day, praise God that He is my God and He is not ashamed of me. He offers me grace, everyday grace, to fill in the gaps of my failures.
This post is part of 31 Days of Everyday Grace series. You can see all the posts here.