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Mothers Gone Mad

Last week, I received a few upsetting emails and phone calls from mothers feeling frustrated, unloved, or just ready to snap! Now is the perfect time to share why I sign my emails using the phrase perfect peace. I also have been a victim of motherhood circumstances and felt like I couldn't take it anymore - whatever IT is. I realized my circumstances weren't going to change by walking out or away. Crying and yelling didn't help besides making me feel good for the moment. The Lord showed me how to mentally retreat regardless of where I was or what was going on around me - I now know perfect peace. Perfect peace is my private place where no one else can go; I can't be disturbed or touched. It's a serene place. It's a mental retreat where I reside with the Prince of Peace, Jesus. I can take perfect peace anywhere, anytime, around anyone...and it's a free retreat!

My fellow mothers, these days of feeling unappreciated, tired, and frustrated are coming as long as we are mothers, and it helps to remember our battles begin in our mind. If the enemy can make us feel and think defeat, he has accomplished his goal of making moms go mad. He is a liar! God promised not to put more on us than we can handle, so surely he has given us every resource needed to handle our motherhood matters. Jesus promised to KEEP our minds in PERFECT peace, yet we must do our part, which is to keep our minds on Him and not the circumstances around us. Children getting on your nerves - pray and praise! Husband acting unloving - pray and praise! Hormones raging - pray and praise! Feeling sick and tired - pray and praise! Not enough time in the day - pray and praise! Can't find time for yourself - pray and praise! Yes, creating a mental retreat of prayer and praise is my secret ingredient to motherhood. I've been at a breaking point as a mother and God showed me His faithfulness, power, and kept His promise - to KEEP me in perfect peace.

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)   "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."