Today started with a total mom-failure morning. It wasn’t even 8 am and I am pretty sure I screwed up my kid for life. I yelled, I got angry, and I forgot that my precious little boy was a gift from the Lord. I forgot about that sweet little baby face that could do no wrong. I forgot about the future man that needs to learn to give and receive respect now. And I cried after he went to school about forgetting. I prayed to the Lord and I sat down to read my Bible.
Jeremiah 33:6-8 says:
6 Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth. 7 I will restore the [a]fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel and will rebuild them as they were at first. 8 I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned against Me and by which they have transgressed against Me.
Here, God is talking to restoring his people after being exiled, but the truth remains—humble ourselves, confess our wrongs, seek God, and He will bring us back to health and healing as before. He can restore my precious son, He can restore our relationship, and he can heal my broken mama heart.
I will fail again, I can also continue to humble myself and trust that God will overcome all of my failures in my kids’ lives and hearts to bring what He promises: HEALING, PEACE, TRUTH.