I’ve been struggling with contentment as a stay-at-home mom for a little bit now. I have had my fair share of feeling inadequate, less-than, unworthy, and feeling unsatisfied with the role I play in our home. I like to search for bible verses to help me when I’m feeling this way, so I thought I would share a few of them with you today.
Day in and day out we wake up, care for our kids, clean up messes multiple times, and fix meals. We chauffeur kids to practices and playdates, shop for groceries with little arms reaching for everything in sight, and manage our home with little to nothing to show in return for all of our hard exhausting work.
Struggling with contentment is something every stay-at-home mom deals with at least once in her season of being a homemaker.
We always have a deep desire of wanting more for ourselves and our family. Yet, for me anyway, the realities of being a one income home and wanting to be a good steward of what my husband works so tirelessly for, and what the Lord has blessed us with, leaves me shoving those desires under the rug more times than not.
I often seek the Lord when I’m struggling with contentment, usually when I’m feeling at my lowest. But something I am working on in my own spiritual journey is seeking Him even when I’m feeling like everything’s okay. By learning to seek His promises over my life, within different bible verses, BEFORE I start to fall into the trap of inadequacy, comparison, and discontentment, it allows me the opportunity to correct my feelings before they start and stay focused on what the Lord wants me to focus on in this season of motherhood.