None of us can.
None of us can do this child raising thing perfectly.
None of us can take the credit if our children have chosen godly lives.
It is by His grace and for His glory that we mold hearts and love well.
It is by His grace that children grow up to know Him and love Him.
It is by His grace that we fall into Him when we fail, because we will fail.
We are not going to get it all “right” and we are going to mess up time and time again. It is why we need Him so desperately, and it is why our children need Him so desperately.
Lead them to Him, because he is the only one who can teach and train and love and heal and comfort perfectly. We can guide them to him, and love brokenly in the meantime.
Moms, don’t give up.
Feel the dust on your knees.
Stop comparing yourself with other mothers. Find an older woman to look up to and learn from, but don’t compare. Learn. Cry out to your God for wisdom and mercy.
“If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” 2 Corinthians 11:30