Faith in God.
As some of you know, I am a work from home mom of two and a homemaker. It’s very important for me to keep my faith in God steady and consistent during this important teaching time period of my life.
Because I’m raising children and I truly want to do my best with them. I’m not perfect, nor do I pretend to be.
And being a work from home mom and homemaker can really take it’s toll on me mentally and physically. I find myself getting tired from repeating to my children that they need to listen to mommy and to be a little quieter while mommy works.
Some days I do feel more tested than others. Are you feeling tested right now with your faith in God?
Currently, that’s how I’m feeling too. God knows me for who I truly am and I don’t try to pretend I’m someone I’m not.
Nor do I attempt to hide my flaws or how I’m feeling. I like to think of myself as an open book for my children so that they can learn to always vocalize how they are feeling.
God knows you too. Listen, God forgives us for all of the mistakes we make.
Don’t ever run away from God sis, especially when all he wants to do is talk to you.
Having faith in God requires prayer.
Praying to God should be something that just happens daily in your life. If it’s not happening it’s because you haven’t been praying daily and aren’t used to talking with God.
I know it’s hard to get used to praying, but with time it becomes natural. Personally, praying for me isn’t as consistent as it can be and I’ve been working on that.
I consistently pray with my kids all of the time. It has never been hard for me to pray with my children.
In fact, it would have been harder to NOT pray with them. Whenever I pray with my children and for my children, I always pray for God’s guidance and protection over them and our family.
I don’t know where I’d be in my life if I didn’t have God to pray to and confide in. I’ve shed countless tears in prayers and have felt comforted in times of need when I finish my prayers.
When times get hard, it’s important to stay calm and pray.
What I like to do the most during hard times is find a quiet place to sit and think about what’s on my mind. There have been many stressful times in my life and it does me no good to sit and get anxiety over it.
So, praying for me helps me overcome anxiety and avoid it in the first place. It’s so hard to pray or even think when my kids are always saying, “Mom, mom, mom” which is why I head to my bedroom.
It’s practically impossible to feel relaxed and centered when a little human is trying to get your attention. And my children constantly are asking me for things and following me around the house.
Every mom knows how hard it is to be able to completely focus on something with a toddler clinging to your hip. Which is why I rarely attempt to pray around them, unless it’s prayer with them.
I love my kids, but I need my alone time to say my personal prayers with God.
For times when I need privacy, I like to pray in the quiet and calm of my bedroom when they are sleeping. This is the best time for me to get some peaceful and quiet time in.
God will always be there for you, even when you aren’t answering him.
Have you ever stopped to thank God for all of the times he’s answered you in your time in need, even though you hadn’t spoken to him in months?
This is really something that hits home for me. As hard as I’ve tried throughout the years to remain consistent in praying to God and keeping up with scripture, I’m not claiming to be perfect and have done that.
That’d be a lie. God is so amazing and wonderful that he’s forgiven me for the times I’ve ignored him when I know in my heart, I should have been praying.
Sis, I know how hectic life can get. Trust me, I’ve been there.
You have everything all planned out for the day and suddenly something goes wrong. It can be anything from an unexpected fever to a flat tire.
Not only are you taking care of what needs to get done in the house and for yourself, but your number one concern is your children.
It’s only natural that you push away that prayer you’ve been meaning to say. I’m here to say that you really don’t need to do that.
When you feel like you’re too busy, try a different approach.
As busy moms know, we have often not completed a task we’ve been working on due to a reason our children give us. I can’t tell you how many times I was in the middle of prayer before giving up.
See that’s the problem though, giving up. Giving up shouldn’t be in our vocabulary when it comes to God. If anything we should have faith and be consistent.
Giving up on prayer is giving up on the quality time and answers that you’re seeking from God. When you are praying to him you’re seeking answers.
You’re seeking comfort, you’re seeking relief from what you’ve been feeling. Also, you’re expressing gratitude, joy, and love.
I know I’m hoping for an answer. When I picture God, I picture him sitting up in Heaven just smiling and trying to assure me everything is going to be alright., despite what I may be feeling or going through.
I’ve placed my faith in God and so has my husband. We trust him when it comes to our health, happiness, and our home.
Even though you’re a busy mom, try a different approach. Don’t give up on that prayer.
Finish it. Why not? Your children are always going to interrupt you at some point or another. I have found it quite easy to just finish my prayer and continue about my day.
I may have to put my kids on pause for an extra minute and a half but I feel so much better finishing what I started. God doesn’t need to be cut off just because of life.
It just shouldn’t be an excuse. When it comes to God, there should also be a level of respect given to him.
Having faith means praying multiple times throughout the day.
I think a lot of people get confused when it comes to praying to God. Part of having faith in God is constantly talking to him and placing your trust in Him.
You’re trusting God to protect you, shelter you, and to take care of you. That’s a huge amount of trust right there.
But what does it take to get there? And to be there each and every day?
How does one maintain that faith and love for God constantly? You have to pray constantly.
That doesn’t mean praying once for the day and just going about your day. As hard as it is with my busy morning routine to fit prayer in, it’s truly necessary.
I’ve tried not praying to God daily and I’ve gone without. Honestly speaking, I got all of my work done and was super productive but I felt incredibly empty.
Seriously, I had accomplished so much and I still wasn’t feeling satisfied, happy, or content. I knew exactly why as soon as it happened.
It’s because I wasn’t talking to my best friend, my protector, my GOD.
Talking to God constantly strengthens my relationship with the Lord.
Who do you talk to every day? Your spouse, your best friend, or relative?
In order to maintain your close relationship, you constantly maintain communication daily. Which is why you need to talk to God daily to keep your relationship healthy and strong.
Practice talking to God daily about EVERYTHING. Talk to God about your fears, hopes, and dreams.
The more you talk to him, the more comfortable you will feel. I used to solely just write my prayers for over a year.
I’m not sure why I was doing that but I can say that I wasn’t feeling very comfortable talking to God aloud about everything. Instead, I would write everything out, but for some reason, I wasn’t feeling complete.
It wasn’t until I started praying everywhere, all of the time, that I began feeling very peaceful and calm afterward. We have all of these worries when we go about our day.
Place your faith all onto God and leave it to him.
The safety of our children, our health, finances, and so much more. We have all of these worries constantly.
Whenever I drop my kiddo off at her class, I say a prayer aloud. I’ve seen many people stare at me too, probably thinking I’m talking to them.
However weird I may seem, I always feel better praying aloud to God to take care of my baby. It may not seem like much to other people, but it means a lot to me.
As a mom, I’m always worrying about my babies and husband. Once I pray aloud for their safety and well being, I feel like a weight has been lifted off of me and I can feel my shoulders loosen up.
As soon as I say my prayer and feel that relief, it’s because I am trusting in God. I’m placing all of my worries, fears, and doubts onto him and taking a leap of faith.
I’m having faith that God is going to take care of me and that everything that occurs is his will. I believe that God has a plan for us and sometimes we don’t necessarily understand why things happen the way that they do.
I will always trust in God, even during hard times because I love him, believe in him, and have faith that he will take care of me until the end. Praying to him daily has me believing that.
Don’t lose faith and hope in God.
There’s no doubt in my mind that we will all face trying times at one point or another in our lives. What I can say with confidence is that God is good.
He loves everyone and wants the best for us. When trying times occur, please don’t lose your hope in God. Keep your faith intact and be strong.
God promised to take care of us forever and he does that each and every day. When you feel yourself weary and losing hope, be sure to take some time to pray to the Lord for help understanding what’s going on around you.
Seek God for answers and keep knocking on his door. He will answer, even if it takes some time. You just have to believe.
It can be difficult to place your entire faith onto God, I completely understand. It’s not an easy leap of faith to take, especially if you weren’t raised believing in God.
Make sure you are going to a church where you can ask advice whenever you have questions. For me, it’s always helped that my husband and I share the same faith in Jesus and we do talk to each other whenever we have questions or doubts.
Make sure you have someone to talk to about your faith.
Having someone to talk to about your faith and experiences with God can help you out so much. It would be lonely for me if I couldn’t share my love for God with my husband.
I even enjoy talking about my faith in God with my mother and sister, too. If you don’t have anyone to share your faith with, I would highly encourage you to attend church and make some friends within the church.
You really don’t need to be alone in your faith. It’s helpful to have friends to talk to about your life and hang out with that share similar beliefs as you do.
My husband and I do pray together nightly and with our children. We run our household keeping God in mind and teaching our children about him, too.
I really hope this has helped you with your faith in God and encouraged you to attend church or find some friends to share your beliefs with, so you don’t feel lonely.
Until next time,