If you’re a single mom, your day probably begins like mine does–with chaos and noise. Demands for instant breakfast, sounds of siblings fighting, electronic toys or games being powered up. And if you’re a noise-sensitive introvert who hasn’t yet had her coffee, this is NOT an ideal way to start your day!
[Oh, and side note, helpful lovies who have good sleepers–my little ones will get up early if I try to get up earlier than they do, so we can scratch that advice…except for the teenager, of course!]
So how exactly does a Bible verse help with all of this? It’s not like I have time in the morning mess to peacefully study the Word, right?
True. But I have this short verse memorized.
My Favorite Verse, Examined
Be still and know that I Am God. Psalm 46:10
I’ve always loved this. Let’s take a closer look.
Well, if you insist! Music to this busy mom’s ears…
Just knowing that no action is needed on my part, that I can be calm, is refreshing.
Know that I Am God
Basically, I can give up control. Sure, I’m still the parent, the adult in the house. I have to make the choices and the rules. But the final outcome? That’s NOT me.
Humans will always disappoint us, fail us, annoy us, because humans have feet of clay. I will disappoint, fail, and annoy my children. What a relief that I am not the one in ultimate control.
How It Helps Me
So when I wake up to a morning of chaos and noise, if I can take just a moment to breathe, be still, and remember that I am not in charge of absolutely everything, I can make it.
What’s Your Favorite Verse?
Do you have a favorite verse? If so, how does it help you?
If not, no worries. There’s plenty of verses to go around ; )