When an Amazing Quiet Time Ends in Chaos

He gives us a steady supply of everything we need but only in the right-here, right-now.

In God’s kingdom, there’s no such thing as future grace. The grace He gives us in our quiet time isn’t supposed to last us all day. The grace He supplies is to be poured out at the exact time our people need it.

You’ve done it. I’ve done it too.

We’ve all had an incredible quiet time and then sputtered and failed and sinned right after it. It happens, and it doesn’t make us the worst mom ever.

What it does make us is mamas who need Jesus every minute. Yelling at our kids post-quiet time just reinforces how much we are to be tethered to Christ at all times.

No matter how simple, routine, or monotonous our days may be as moms, we are imperfect people who are in desperate need of divine grace. Will you accept the continuous grace that God has for you today?

Sweet try-hard friend, I want you to remember and really know that God is with you, that He is for you, and that He’ll supply everything you need, whenever you need it, according to His glorious riches.

So mama, go ahead and have that quiet time. Hopefully you won’t get mad at your kids right after. But if you do, God is always available. Call out to Him as often as you need Him.


A version of this piece originally appeared at jillemccormick.com, published with permission. 

Jill McCormick
Jill McCormick
Jill McCormick is the writer behind jillemccormick.com, a blog where she shares common-sense grace with the try-hard girl. Jill’s married to her high school sweetheart Ryan. They live in South Texas with their two daughters, born 18 months apart. Most days you’ll find her with a book in her hand or a podcast in her ears. She starts and ends everyday with sprinkles: on oatmeal for breakfast and on ice cream for dessert.

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