It's funny how all through my 3rd pregnancy I felt fairly confident about bringing another child into our home. But the first night in the hospital after I had baby #3, I began to feel a small amount of panic and fear about if and how I was going to be able to be a good mother to 3 kids. I turned to the scriptures for comfort and came across a simple yet profound statement by the prophet Moses,
"I will not cease to call upon God . . ." (Moses 1:18)
In that moment I felt so strongly that this was my answer, and determined that this would become my mission statement as a mother. I am grateful for the feelings of inadequacy that I often have as a mother. It's these feelings that remind me to turn to the Lord for help, strength, patience, and guidance, which I inevitably receive in abundance.
And knowing how inadequate I am,
"I will not cease to call upon God."