Some moments of motherhood are amazing. Beyond amazing. Blessed treasures of sheer joy.
Then there are other moments. The ones where we feel like a complete failure as a mom. I have them. I suspect you do too.
The moments that taste bitter, not sweet.
The moments that won’t make it into the family scrapbook.
We wonder if we really have it in us to grow a child into a God-following adult.
Yes, those kinds of unglued heart moments aren’t the ones we capture in pictures. But there is a silver lining I’ve discovered in those moments.
Wisdom can be found in the humble and sometimes even humiliating spaces of motherhood.
Wisdom is our silver lining.
Wisdom will help us not repeat the mistakes we’ve made but rather grow stronger through them.
So, how do we find this wisdom?
We come to the Lord and ask Him for it. We set aside our excuses, our habits, and our justifications and whisper, “I need your perspective God. I come before you and humbly admit my desperate dependence on you.”
Proverbs 11:2 reminds us, “with humility comes wisdom.”
But wisdom can also come from those times of humiliation as well.
Remember King David from the Bible? He had an affair with a married woman named Bathsheba. When Bathsheba sent word to David she was pregnant with his baby, he panicked and had her husband killed so he could quickly marry her.
His choice brought calamity upon his house and the son born to he and Bathsheba died. Sin and consequences always walk hand in hand. And David surely suffered the consequences of his choices for years to come.
But mixed in with the heartbreak and the humiliation something else happened.
When the repentant David went to comfort Bathsheba she became pregnant with Solomon. From this relationship wrapped in humiliation came the man the Bible calls, “wiser than any other man.”
From humiliation wisdom came.
Humility and humiliation, silver linings that can lead to wisdom even in the midst of “those days.”
Some of my sweet blog friends are talking about their own unglued moments and the positive things they’re learning through it all in their Build ‘Em Up Series! Won’t you pop on over to read pieces of encouragement from them today?
They’re each doing a fun giveaway with some tools to equip you as you face those hard moments.
Be sure to see each of the above blogs for your chance to win an Unglued Summer Sanity Package containing a copy of Unglued, the Unglued Devotional, and a set of Unglued keytags.
I think I’ll give one away too! Leave a comment below telling me how you stay calm in the midst of chaos.