I am tired. The noise and the tears and the bickering and the sick baby have brought me to my knees. I keep searching for quiet, but none is available. I have to just muddle through and make bedtime an hour early. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Ever feel this way? I know I do.
As a mom with Sensory Processing Disorder, it seems to happen more often than I care to admit. I have limitations to how much noise and chaos I can take. I can only be “on” for so long before the off switch flips and I’m on overload. And no matter how peaceful our home is on a typical day, there are plenty of atypical days when life is loud and difficult.
But even a mom without sensory issues, can find herself totally touched out when the day has been rough.
I’ve written before about the practical things you can do when you are touched out, but what can you do spiritually to refresh your soul and get back to a place where your nerves are no longer frazzled?
I like to follow Christ’s example and go off to pray whenever I can manage it, but sometimes I don’t have the opportunity to leave the situation, so I have to stay right where I am and take a deep breath and offer a prayer of desperation up to the Lord.
I remember hearing the story of how Susanna Wesley would pull her long apron over her head and pray. With a house full of children, often an apron prayer is all I can manage.
Apron Prayers for You
Let me share some verses about peace and refreshment in the Lord that can be memorized and then turned into your own Apron Prayers…
Ladies, it isn’t easy to work through those difficult days, otherwise they wouldn’t be difficult, but you have One who is bigger and greater than the chaos. Rest in Him and REJOICE!