It's hard to believe that two years have past since I became a military wife. The days have flown by. And suddenly, for a little while, they're feeling slow once again. As I write this a sweet little baby girl is snuggled up close to me in a sling, fast asleep, listening to my beating hear. She is my newest responsibility. And what a tough one she is! This little individual is someone completely new to me. While she's a beautiful combination of my husband and I, she already has a set personality of her own. And it's my job to take care of her. As much as I may not always enjoy it, it's my job to wake up with her in the middle of the night when she's hungry. It's my job to tend to her needs during the day, while her daddy works hard at his job. It's my job to be her mommy. And oh how unworthy I feel!
I feel as if I have nothing to give to this little one. And then God whispers the newest theme verse of my life in my ear " My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV).
Once again I am reminded that I'm really not on my own when it comes to raising this little girl. I have a wonderful husband, a great family, a support group of friends that are only a phone call away, but more than any of these people, I have a God leading me gently, each and every day.
"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young" (Isaiah 40:11 NIV).
Do you need God to lead you gently today?