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Gentleness. That's what you need, dear mom, gentleness.
Her answer was so unexpected that I didn't know quite what to make of it.
Then she softly explained, "He gently leads those with young. If you're a mom with young children, He desires gentleness for you."
He will tend his flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in his arms; He will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. ~ Isaiah 40:11
Isn't that beautiful to know? That our God doesn't want us running around until we drop. He doesn't desire for us to take on more and more until we can hardly see straight. We were not meant to buckle up our little one in his car seat, unbuckle, and then buckle up again. Over and over. Running to this meeting and that appointment. Pressures everywhere we turn.
Slow down, dear mom.
Your God wants to lead you tenderly and carefully. He would never drag you around at a pace you can't keep. He is a good Father who cares about you and recognizes the precious work you're doing by loving your little ones.
This is not a season to take on more, but to live with less.