Grace Upon Grace

 

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Hello lovelies! Let’s talk about grace upon grace.
Isn’t it odd how we will be kind and give others never ending grace, but when it comes to giving it to ourselves … we hold back? Why do you think that is?
I’ve been praying a lot about it lately and it dawned on me…
If God, the King of Kings, who knows ALL OF ME, can still give me grace – then why can’t I? Am I of any more authority than Him to keep it from myself? No!
Really thinking about this has put a change on my heart as far as what kind of ‘self talk’ I allow in my mind. And I feel like this has done a great deal of good for my postpartum depression. Because why do we feel so blue, besides that darn hormone change?
It’s new. You feel like you are not good enough. And you need sleep. Am I right?
Besides sleeping when your kids do and making sure you’re eating … the best advice I can give you is this: know you are worthy.
Say it here, read it aloud, see how it feels …
“I am worthy.”
The enemy wants to sneak into our hearts and minds, changing who we will be. Do not allow it. Know that this work you are doing, raising babies and surviving sleepless nights… is what God has called YOU to do. This is your path and you are doing God’s work. Be proud of that!
I hope that you can find contentment and peace in your life as you walk through this season of pain, guilt, and restlessness. Know that there will be balance some day, and that you do not walk alone.
Now, I’m not saying leave your house a mess and not try and be content with it. No way. Because what does mess cause? Stress. Right? It’s all about balance.
Personally, I have been focusing on purging the excess in my life to make room for what matters. And I’ll have more on that soon.
This is my prayer for us tired ladies and I want to encourage you to write it down, keep it on your heart, and remember how loved you are.
“Heavenly Father, I need your grace.
Thank you for this life and this path you have given me.
I gladly accept this child to raise and to bring up knowing You.
Please help me give my self grace when I feel like I am not doing this well enough.
Help me to remember that my worth is found in You alone, and not in my ability to keep house at the moment. I need help, God.
Please bring me helpers, people to love on my tired soul when I need encouragement. And may I draw nearer to you in this, Lord.
May I lean on you when I need rest.
In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.”
Thank you!! Jesus loves you!
Ashley

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