We all have those moments when it feels like absolutely nothing is going our way. The house seems to be getting messier despite feeling like all you have been doing is cleaning, the kids have been fussy for days it seems, the laundry is piling up, you have no clue how the sink is full AGAIN, and it just makes you feel defeated. That has been my week. That seems to be my week more than it isn’t. I truly put “The Mess” in The Message Mama.
When all that starts to pile up, I don’t feel good enough. I don’t feel like a good mom and I don’t feel like a good wife. And those two things are literally my job. I’m a stay at home mom so the house should be spotless, the laundry should be done, and cooking dinner every night shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. I was doing so well last week and was getting everything done! I seriously felt like I was on top of the world. Then one day, ONE DAY, SJ decided she didn’t want to nap and wanted to be permanently glued to my hip or my boob, after that it was like I just couldn’t get back on track, which put me in a funk, which made everything that much worse.
When I am feeling so down on myself, it’s hard to think that everything will be okay. When I was in high school I dealt with some issues that we later found out were related to a medication I was on. It was very hard to see myself as worthy of anything pretty much all the time and I, wrongfully, turned to self-hurting. Now that I am older, more mature, and off of that medication, I have learned that there is a much better way to deal with feeling that I am not good enough. Prayer.
God is so truly amazing. He really does not care how bad we have messed up, how far we have fallen behind, or how far off his path we have gone; he loves us. He unconditionally loves us no matter what! And, he wants to be there for us, he wants to help us fix our mistakes, catch back up, and get back on his path he has chosen for us. I recently started reading Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst and it is AMAZING. In the beginning she has an excerpt from one page taking up an entire page and it says,
The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity.
So the question we must ask ourselves when we are feeling like we aren’t good enough is; do I want to focus on all the things I have been failing at, or do I want to focus on how much God loves me and how he will help me through anything and everything?
Here are 11 verses to remember when you just don’t feel good enough, but you want your identity to be rooted in God and not your failures.
*Download the PDF version of 11 Verses to Pray When You Don’t Feel Good Enough here.