I am beyond tired… exhausted. In fact, I don’t even remember what it feels like to not be tired. It has been one of those weeks where my students are extra challenging, my patience is shot, my brain is fried, and I just want to be home with my daughter.
I am trying… trying so hard to reach some of my students. But how can I, one person, reverse everything they’ve been through and everything they’ve been taught and grown to know for the past 16 years. I am discouraged and honestly don’t know if I can do it anymore.
How can I possibly help these students who don’t want to be helped, who don’t even know they need help? Why does it take such a toll on me and not even affect them in the slightest? Is this what I am meant to be, meant to do? Because right now, my heart just wants to be a mom… to give 100% of myself to that task: something I love doing, something that comes easy, something that I think I’m good at.
Sometimes, at the end of the work day, I have no energy left. And the days are not getting easier. Please refill my rest-tank before I make it home, so that I can give, do, and be my all for my family.
Thank You for Your promise of rest. Thank You for understanding a mother’s heart and soul. Thank You for wanting me to be refreshed and renewed.
Please replenish my energy for my family and renew my spirit for when I get home… and for my job tomorrow.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25
Great is Your faithfulness, Oh God. Thank you for Your promises.