Dear Deployed Mother,
Life can be hectic with your husband gone. Bills have to be paid, appointments have to be kept, children have to be car-pooled around, day in and day out. Sometimes, it seems, you never have a moment for yourself. If I could say one thing to you, it would be this: rest. Don’t feel guilty about dropping the kids off at the neighbor's house, just so you can eat a meal in peace. Take that bubble bath. Watch that late night movie. Paint your toes. Enjoy the peaceful moments when the house is dark and Jesus is the only company by your side. Our tendency is to focus on everything we don’t have, on our husbands who are far away, on all of the extra work we have on our plates, instead of seeing the quiet evenings for what they are: moments of rest. These moments are truly precious. The work God is doing in you, day in and day out is precious. You are facing a hard task, but you are never alone. Rest in the one who made you.
“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28, HCSB).
"LORD, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future.... I keep the LORD in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely. (Psalm 16: 5,8-9, HCSB)
Rest, dear friends, rest.
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