Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Is your to-do list never-ending?
If you’re a Mom, chances are life has been overwhelming from time to time. With so many items to check off your daily list, children to look after, a household to run, and a multitude of other responsibilities, it’s not surprising that life can feel unbearable at times, but it doesn’t have to remain that way.
Devotions for Moms: Thirty-Seven Devotionals for Christian Moms aims to help ease your burden and guide you back to center, the place where you’re spiritually connected to what matters. Told through the real-life experiences of strong, everyday Christian women, these stories highlight what it’s like to be a busy mom in a busy world, and offer much-needed support, guidance, and comforting anecdotes to help you get through your day.
Each chapter begins with a Biblical quote and ends with a prayer. In between, you’ll find stories not unlike your own and guided questions to help you gain perspective and guide you through whatever it is you’re struggling with. Let this easy-to-read devotional help you navigate the sometimes-harried life of motherhood and remind you that no matter the struggle, God and HIS teachings are there to see you through.
Five Star Review: A Reflection for Nearly Everything
As I read this book, I found myself highlighting passages and writing notes. So much of it stood out to me. I liked that each devotional can stand alone – it’s not a “start at the beginning” book. Each devotional focuses on a different variant of how God loves us no matter what, but a mom could find herself feeling different emotions and looking for spiritual nourishment in that particular area and find it, rather than feeling like “Today is Tuesday, I must reflect on Tuesday’s prayers.” It doesn’t matter what day it is – just what you need for your relationship with God.
One thing that struck me was how raw this devotional is. So many are preachy – what one should do. But life doesn’t work according to what one “should” do – we are human, we fall short, and some days, our heart knows deep down that God has a plan but our in-the-trenches mind is saying, “Really? REALLY???” and so we struggle. But the author doesn’t berate her readers for feeling…well, human…and instead puts herself up as example of one just as human as the rest of us.
I have a daily devotional that I am starting to work though, but it’s a “Day 1 is here, day 2 is here…” etc. As much as I love it, because it breaks down the Bible from start to finish, sometimes we need to be able to find a way to speak with the Lord on our terms, not a book’s terms. This book will definitely get a lot of reading as I find there are just some days where I’m called to reread a particular chapter.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review, nor compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.