I Can’t Do It

As a mother, I feel this way quite often. When I haven’t had much sleep and I have to get up and take care of children, when I’m on day ten of sick children, or when I’m cleaning up messes…again, I often think… I can’t do this.

I hear other women say the same thing, too… “I think God may want me to (stay at home with my children, change jobs, homeschool, etc.), but I just don’t think I can.”

We often feel like we aren’t up to the task at hand. And the truth is we aren’t able. Often, I can’t do the hard things. At least not by myself. But, God, who is much bigger than I, has called me and equipped me to do them.

Paul struggled with this same thing. And he found that God was always sufficient in his weakness:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

When I am faced with the hard things I feel I cannot do, I can trust that God’s grace is sufficient.

And I can trust that the God who has called me to do this can give me the strength I need to do the hard things!

5 Responses to I Can’t Do It
  1. BarbieS
    June 13, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    God is so good to give us just the right measure of grace for every situation. His strength is always made perfect in our weakness!

  2. JenniferJ
    June 14, 2010 | 9:28 am

    What great wisdom! Thanks, Leah!

  3. Tracy
    June 14, 2010 | 6:11 pm

    Phil 4:13 – I can do everything through Him who strengthens me.

    I have 2 teenage daughters, two tween sons, a 15 month old, and a husband with ADD. SO. This is my mantra on many, many days!

    Since being saved, I’ve found more patience, grace, and love for my family than I ever believed possible – and I know God is the source of it.

    Great post – and yes, you are very much NOT alone!

  4. Genny
    June 16, 2010 | 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the great reminder, Leah!

  5. Ray
    June 18, 2010 | 1:37 am

    Wow!! I love that we as humans have that “we are the only ones” way of thinking. It is great to be reminded…some of us have similar journeys. Thank you for making me feel “normal”. Awe, feels good!