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The Minnesota winter days feel long and repetitive. Especially with 5 days of cancelled school due to extreme cold and snow. Yesterday, a new record for snowfall in the month of February was set, which is impressive for a state as snowy as Minnesota.
I felt immediate regret. My obvious failure in giving a rational and appropriate response left me feeling defeated. So when that familiar voice whispered, “You’re a terrible mother,” I believed it. I opened the door to mom-guilt and let it rush on in.
There is freedom in admitting only God is enough. Then we can place our problems, and our children’s problems, in His capable hands. We stop living in reaction to circumstances, rest in His peace and hope in things unseen. As we trust God, seeking His will in our hardest circumstances, He gives new perspective of impossible problems. His eternal perspective.