I want to speak to the moms who feel like they are doing life alone. You’re in a season when your husband is working many extra hours, you’re a single mom, you’re a military spouse or you’re just in a place feeling alone.
I’m weary. I cry at random times of the day. It’s hard to get going in the mornings. My body is acting strangely. At one point I thought I may be pregnant. I was waking up nauseous and so sleepy. Pregnancy was not the cause.
Really I want to write this post from the end of this season of weariness but I’m still in it. And instead of going through it alone I want to share and ask for backup! It’s hard to share the yuck sometimes. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling this way and I want to be an encouragement to others and ask you for encouragement through this season.
Are you in a weary season too? We’re friends, let’s walk through this together with Jesus in the middle!
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Let’s start there.
When I start crying with no apparent reason I just start to pray. God is trying to get my attention about something – my heart is in need. So I just pray and ask for comfort and ask God, “What’s going on? Show me.” God knows your struggle, but He also wants you to invite him into your struggle. Let Him carry the burden for you!
Share your struggle
Your friends love you and want to support you. It may be hard for you to share. You think that your friends already have enough on their own plate. Why should I bother them with my struggle. Don’t hide that you are weary. Let your friends know what’s going on and they can support and encourage you.
I shared my struggle with a few of my close friends and they all were able to relate to my circumstance. Some are in the trenches with me and a few have been through weariness before. They were able to give words of wisdom and encouragement to my season of weariness.
Communicate with your family
Let your family know that you are weary. Kids can tell when Mom is not feeling the best. Depending on the age(s) of your children you can let them know you are weary. Tell them you still love them and are seeking to overcome it.
When my husband’s work schedule changed we talked with the kids. We let them know that Daddy would be working longer hours. We reassured them that daddy still loves them and cares for them. He is available to talk to. Kids notice when the routine or structure of the home changes. Don’t leave them out of the loop. It’s better to include them in the changes happening.
Look for ways to show thanks to others. Taking the focus off your struggle and put the focus on who or what you are thankful for. By giving thanks you are meditating on the positive in your life.
Write a note to a friend telling her how special she is to you. Give a family member a call just to say “hello” and see how their week is going. Make a list of things you are thankful for. These are ways to focus on the blessings in your life and, in turn, it will help ease your feeling of weariness.
I hope these four ways will help you to overcome your feelings of weariness. They definitely are helping me. This season will only grow my character and make me a stronger wife and mother. I am looking forward to being on the other side of this season.
Are you struggling through a season of feeling weary? Lets help encourage one another through this season. Comment below with your struggle and I can send some encouragement your way!