Mama friend,

I know you’re exhausted. It feels like you have nothing left to give. You know you need to take a moment for yourself, but you don’t know how. I know it all feels endlesslike it will never be any different.

I know you long for a week, a day, or an hour to yourself but take this moment. Put the baby in the playpen. Tell the kids to play in their room. Sit down somewhere away from the dirty dishes in the sink and the pile of laundry that has been waiting to be folded for days. Step away from it all for just a moment.

Sit down, close your eyes, and take a deep breath.

You’ve got this.

Take another breath and lift up a quick prayer as you exhale.

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Sit here in the silence for a moment. You’re sitting at the feet of Jesus. He wants to give you comfort, strength, and wisdom for this moment and the next.

He wants to reassure you that you’re doing a great job.

He just wants you to focus on loving Him and those little ones in your care.

He has called you to this and will sustain and equip you for each step.

Take another breath.

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You are your children’s world, and your presence in their lives gives them a glimpse of God’s love and care. Your life is turning their eyes toward Him.

You’ve got this, mama, because God’s got you. He’s not going to let you fall. He’s going to use you to bring glory to his name.

Take another breath.

You’ve got this.

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Tynea Lewis

Tynea Lewis is a teacher turned freelance writer and watercolor artist. She and her husband are raising two girls, and they love spending time together at their family cabin. Tynea remembers loving to write as early as first grade, and she has a heart for encouraging women. She writes for various platforms, including Living By Design Ministries and Just Between Us. You can connect with her at tynea-lewis.com, on Instagram (@TyneaLewis) or Facebook (@TyneaLewisWriter). Her original hand-painted greeting cards are available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WonderAndWanderArt.

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