Unseen Hands

As moms and homemakers, we may sometimes feel that our work is unseen and not acknowledged. Learn how our unseen hands can actually be an encouragement. #Biblestudy #Proverbs31 #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

As I walked into my daughter’s bedroom, I picked up dirty laundry from the floor.  I carried it to the bathroom chute and dropped it in, then hung some towels and wiped up a toothpaste mess.  I proceeded into my son’s room for some straightening and then to my own.  Downstairs, I emptied 2 trashcans and a laundry basket and a suitcase from my husband’s business trip that week.

Thousands of times, I’ve picked up dirty laundry, straightened towels and emptied trash cans – virtually unseen.

Of course when I don’t do these things – everyone sees the overflowing trash can and laundry baskets and the overflow seems to whisper, “you are failing – you are not keeping up – the whole family can clearly see this.”  and I get discouraged.

And so today as I hung my husband’s pants and thought about how this has happened for 16 years virtually unseen — I am reminded of how often God is at work in my life virtually unseen.

He protects me while I sleep, provides food and friends and fun and a bounty of blessings daily both physically and spiritually too – but then something goes all wrong and I wonder – where’s God.

He’s unseen during the issue at hand.  And I get discouraged.

We are not unseen – God sees every little thing we do to bless and care for our families.

He knows.

And we must practice His presence and His pleasure.  We must know that He is there – and will never leave us or forsake us.  And we must never forget that though he is not showing up the way we would have Him show up, He is in our trials – working.

His hand is often unseen – until time passes and we look back.  It is with perspective that we see clearly His hand.

So mamas, as you serve your families today – you are seen. Jesus knows your hurts and your burdens that no one else sees.  He is there and he wants you to come to him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

Trade in your heavy burdens for his light load.

Trust in God’s unseen hand to carry you through your weary days.

Chime In: Are you in this place today? Feeling unseen or wondering where God is in the midst of a certain trial? Share your burden in the comment section and let’s pray for one another.  

Walk with the King,



  1. I just read this and it was similar to your thoughts ~

    God has been so faithful, I always go to Him for complaints before going to people. He always reminded me of the rich young ruler who went to Him, he followed every rule but in Jesus’ eyes he fell short. He was asked to sell everything he had. Rather than material for me, it means selling self like my body, my happiness, my comfort, my tiredness, my wish, my desires, my dreams etc….The day I started selling away all the my’s, my life changed to unlimited peace and joy which I can see in my husband’s eyes too. All along I had the key to my peace and joy and never used it.

    The more we learn to serve others, even in all the unseen things, and give our lives away, the more joy we will have. God’s ways are so upside down {reminds me of another series you did!}

  2. Very well said. I am not a new mom, but a new work at home mom and I could completely relate to this post. Relentlessly picking up leggos over and over again, wiping noses, washing diapers, and making beds at times feels like activities that go continuously un-affirmed. But I love the Stephen Curtis Chapman song “Do Everything” it reminds me that even the smallest daily tasks are things that I should do to the glory of God because just as you so wonderfully put it we are not unseen.

    1. This was restful to me today, thankyou for helping me to see that my attitude is a portal that returns me to my real life with God. I struggle to remember I am not alone!! I can be seen and therefore can do for Gods glory, as you say.

  3. I really needed to hear this today. I have often felt this way as a sahm. Thank you so much, this really spoke to my heart.

  4. “Christ is the Head of this house
    The Unseen Guest at every meal
    The Silent Listener to every conversation.”

    I really like this quote! My husband’s parents had this framed in their kitchen.
    It reminds me that I’m never alone; even though sometimes it feels like it.
    Those drudgery moments when the unexpected happens and you hit rock bottom, and you say God where are you, why have you gone silent.

    And we are consoled that God dwells in our hearts, and minds, the never ending supply of energy we need to carry out our duties as homemakers. Let’s Just pause for a moment ask God – help me God to get thru this day, I’m feeling so tired, It’s exhausting being a wife, mom, teacher, cook, playground referee.

    We do this as a labor of love knowing that we are caring for our families, putting smiles on their faces everyday and it does make them appreciate us even if they don’t verbally acknowledge us, they sure notice in their minds. My husband loves to praise me for all my hard work I’ve done around the house, and I really appreciate that!

    When I’m going thru the doldrums, I Change negative thinking for positive thinking.
    It really helps my state of mind, to listen to something edifying; The Word, or on youtube, or some worship music, or hymns.

    We all overcome in Christ. There’s nothing we cannot face without Him.

  5. Honestly my goal is to make enough money in my career to pay someone else to do that work. If a woman is worth more per hour at her job than a house cleaner’s wage, she shouldn’t be expected to do any of it. Think of what other good she can do in the world with that free time, and while also providing employment to another person 🙂

    1. Hi Emm – Thank you for sharing your thoughts. A woman would need a high powered job with a very high wage to afford this type of maid service. For most women this is unattainable. I’m not sure if you have little ones – (babies and toddlers) but unless you have a live in full-time maid – towels will need to be hung, laundry washed and trash taken out daily. Sometimes it’s more a matter of our hearts than our financial status. A willingness to be humble and take tender care of our families even when it’s unseen. Because truly we are not unseen – God sees and he is pleased with the hands of a diligent woman who serves her family. (Proverbs 31:10-31).

      Sometimes we deceive ourselves into thinking that changing the world outside the home is more important than blessing those inside our home. But our homes should be our first ministry – (I consider this blog my second ministry) and I pray that by example, I raise children who consider their families their first ministry – and also become world changers as a second goal. 😉

      It’s hard work – but it’s good work. And according to Titus 2:3-5 it’s Godly work to work hard in the home – see my Monday blog post here: https://womenlivingwell.org/2014/06/5-radical-qualities-young-women-should-pursue-2/

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this – I know you are not alone. I think many of us wish we could escape the daily mundane chores of life. But unless we can afford a full-time live in maid – I think the majority of us are going to be hanging towels. So rather than dreaming of escaping the work – it’s a matter of the heart – pursuing joy and contentment in the midst of the grind of daily life. Never underestimate or devalue the role and influence of the woman in the home. She is vital.

      God Bless,

  6. Very encouraging post. Often it seems that “His rest” is the only rest we get. I have to remind myself (and, yes, sometimes *force*) myself to get in the Word – the only true place of rest.

  7. Thanks for reminding us that He does know and He is with us always. I have been dealing almost a month with an infestation of bed bugs. Most of our belongings are in a storage unit while we wait for the exterminator to re-treat our apartment, and we may need a 3rd treatment in a few weeks.

    1. Last year I cleaned, combed, and vacuumed lice out of my family and home. It was a full time plus task! I feel for you! It was hard for me not to be able to make my home safe place and I feared it would never be over. I will pray God lifts this burden from you today.

  8. But, here is what I dont understand. Aren’t you treating your husband like a child, cleaning up after him?

    Colossians 3:23

    Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

    1. No you are honoring him, because he is off working to provide and honor you isn’t he? Don’t you think there are days he doesn’t want to do that?

    2. Hi Leira – Thank you for sharing your perspective. I think every marriage has to find what works best for them. In my case, it only takes 10 seconds to hang a pair of pants and 2 minutes to empty a suitcase and throw his clothing into the washing machine. I feel like it’s the least I can do after he’s worked so hard to pay the bills. The only reason I wouldn’t do it would be if my husband didn’t like this and felt like I was treating him like a child. I’m pretty sure he feels like he’s being treated like a king though. Lol! 😉
      Lots of Love,

  9. Thanks for thing the time to write this today, Courtney. Thanks for encouraging and refreshing my soul. The good we do for others, children, husbands, friends, we do for God. Gods sees our unseen and bless us openly for them.

    Peace to you.

  10. Hi Leira,
    I say this w/ gentleness, you are taking Colossians 3:23 out of context. Paul is talking to bondservants in this portion of Scripture. He is telling them to have the perspective that when they serve their masters they are really serving The Lord. I believe we are to have that perspective too. We are to do all things as unto The Lord & for His glory “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31.
    The way a person serves their family will look different in each home. I’m sure there are many things Courtney’s husband does that serves her. Her unpacking for him, putting his clothes away, & the many other things she does are just her way of serving him & she does it as unto The Lord. (Her whole point wasn’t even about her serving her family. She was just using it as an example of how The Lord may be unseen, but He never leaves us.)

  11. I think of Mary and her gift/burden of being the mother of the King of Kings. How overwhelming for her. Yet she simply stated, “May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38) When I feel the burden of the gift I’ve been given to care for my family, I look to Mary and her willingness to be the mother and earthly protector of our Lord. How can I feel any less blessed than she? God has given me a charge and I will remember to thank him always, especially when the task seems overwhelming. It seems so because of its great importance.

    In His Word,

  12. This reading just blessed me this morning and reminded of how God is always there to hear, see and feel the matters of our heart. I literally just prayed this prayer just a short while ago, asking God to help me have the right response with my family. Even in cases where I feel u appreciated or my help unnoticed, help me to be kind and considerate, admonishing them with all the love I can. Give them words that would be them to be better people not just for me, but for you. That they can learn patience and understanding, equipping them with the tools to make the right response regardless of circumstance or person. Helping me to remember, it’s a privilege to serve and there is a blessing in that!

    God bless and thank you,

  13. Thank you sharing as I have really been feeling a lot of stress lately and feeling very unappreciated and unnoticed. This post gave me the reminder that I needed. I am not unappreciated or unnoticed as I have a Heavenly Father who knows and sees all that I do. I try very hard to do all things big or small with little complaining, but I really need to get to the point where I am not complaining at all and just take it to Him.
    Thank you again and your posts are such a blessing.
    Hope you enjoy your 4th of July as it is right around the corner.

  14. This post is exactly what I needed to hear today. Yesterday, I actually prayed the words, “Where are you???” Thankfully, God is patient with me. Today is not as dark as yesterday, and I know that God will be faithful in my family. When I feel unseen at home, how precious it is to be standing with God and quielty love my husband and kids. I had never thought abou tit in just that way. Although it is often hard for me, I am blessed by this perspective.

  15. Thank you for this post, I walked up to my older child last week and I said, “I was just…”,and that is all I got out and he said, “going to do some laundry?” I thought it very rude and almost said something, but didn’t, it would just have started a fight. I thought Lord where are You? I have prayed and prayed for this child and am not seeing any progress. Thanks for reminding me that He is working, as I am, and it will come one day. I say the same thing to God when things start piling up in my mind, Lord “are You going to get with it today?” How inpatient we are.

  16. Thank you for this 🙂

    This morning as I got up and looked around my disaster of a home ( I haven’t been feeling good all week), I felt dread, over whelmed.

    But reading your post has given me encouragement. It was a nice to reminder that God sees.

  17. Thanks for the encouragement. I woke up to a trashed home and totally feeling alone. Its not easy with a mentally ill husband who can work but won’t. Two girls who are unsaved and as rebellious as they come and no one wants to help with the house and I have my own physical disabilities to deal with. Being abused verbally daily by hubby and kids isn’t a great thing. Seems they all feel its my job to do the whole house but my girls know how to do things, they just have a bad example in someone else here who walks in and out of our lives several times a year and could care less what he does to us emotionally and spiritually, yet claims christ.

    Standing in the need of prayer

  18. Lately my soul has been crying out for the “rest” in God, the lighter “yoke” He provides. I’m 52yrs old and having raised my two children is now raising my 8yr old grandson. That wouldn’t be so bad if both my knees were healthy. I need both knees replaced and because of this I continually see myself as inadequate. I’m not able to walk far, stand long, or lift much. It has limited everything I do and at times I feel stripped in life and placed in a straight jacket in my spirit. BUT, GOD IS STILL THERE! He gently speaks to me, reminding me He hasn’t moved from His post! – never leaves, never fails to watch over me! And when things need changing, He brings along a little message through someone, such as yourself, and reminds me to lay my burden at His feet. Who else is there that can love me like Jesus. Who alone have made the path easier to walk and even lift my head when I’m down trodden. Love the song that says: “No one ever cared for me like Jesus. There’s no other friend so kind as He. No one else can take my sin and darkness from me. Oh, how much He cares for me!” Thanks for the reminder today that God is still at His post and He hasn’t fallen asleep.

  19. Thank you for this devotional. I usually don’t respond to articles or anything, I would prefer to stay behind the scenes, but this post hit home all to close. I literally while reading this could see the Lord’s hands in my chores or responses to my children today, he is with us always but sometimes we need to be reminded of these things. To literally see the hands picking up laundry, preparing a meal for the crockpot, taking care of the needs of my family was inspiring, to say the least. This brings me to tears when I think of the times I have been short with a family member , or been doing a chore while grumbling in my mind about having to do it. I would like to try and visualize this for everything I will be doing today and the days to come. You are such a blessing , the Lord has given you a gift of knowing what needs to be said and when to say it. May he continue to bless you and your beautiful family.

    1. Joy,
      I am praying for you!!! I know how hard it is to live with illness. I’ve been sick for over 2 yrs now and I am still driving all over the state from one specialist to the other. I have my good and bad days. One thing that has really helped me (even on my worst days) is praying before I ever roll out of bed. I lay there and pray my heart out and then I say this verse over and over again…Psalm 118:24… “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” A few months ago after much prayer I was struggling to get out of bed and God brought this verse to me. I say it often after prayer and while getting out of bed. No matter how I am feeling I want to have a happy heart/attitude. I want to be as present in the moment as I can be with my husband and children. I want my family to see that no matter how good or bad I feel that God is bigger and greater than all that. What I do I do to the glory of my awesome Creator. Don’t get me wrong, there are days that I feel emotional and wonder why I got sick. I have doubt and want to throw my hands in the air and quit because I feel horrible. It’s then that I have to dig deep. I have to remember that there is sin in the world but no matter what I can lean on God and go to Him in everything. He hear’s and sees all! He knows you so intimately. Take it one day at a time and do what you can do. God is your strength and your help. I am praying for you Joy!!Be blessed!

  20. Oh this is such a great message. I wish it had been written years ago when my children were young! It brought back memories of me grumbling! Instead of being grateful that I had great health, hands that cleaned as well as nurtured, I had my own little pity party of all the work I had to do both inside and outside the home. In those years I didn’t allow God to lead me but you are right, he was always there just waiting patiently. If we just take all our burdens and lay them at his feet, you will be amazed at the outpouring of blessing you will receive!

  21. Hey,
    Thanks Courtney for the post. It’s easy for me to feel all of those feelings you described. My hubby travels out of town 3-4 days a week, and sometimes more. I am a teacher at the Christian school my 4 children attend. Since both of us work, we split the home duties up with our four guys…23, 17, 13, 11…..helping as well. I honestly feel it has shown all four of them how to participate in a family and learn to be responsible. I have taught them all to sort all their clothes for me. I wash and dry. They all help me fold and hang. They also rinse dishes and put their dishes in the dishwasher. They hang towels and are good at putting their shoes and athletic gear away. My older two…23 and 17 have girlfriends who always tell me how nice it is to have very responsible boyfriends. In fact, my oldest always commented to me while he was in college how he was the only own who knew how to cook, clean up and do laundry. His friends were always calling him for advice and cooking tips. Lol. Now that he’s engaged, his fiancé thanks me all the time for such an awesome future life partner who pitches in with a great attitude.
    If I was a stay at home mom, I am sure things might be divided differently. But I honestly feel that making my kiddos responsible for things and them seeing their awesome daddy pitch in to help has made them all better men.
    Have a blessed day!

    1. I love that you did this! My mother in law did not ever make my husband or his brother help so now being married I get no help from my husband. He used to help when we were dating but now I’m supposed to do it all and not complain. It gets hard with 2 small children of our own and I always said I wanted a boy to show him how to do housework to help his future wife. It’s good to hear some women feel the same just wish my mother in law would have. If she only knew it was going to add stress to their wives. It’s a daily struggle but with the Lord I’m trying to become a more soft spoken wife and mother. Trying to complain less too when my husband doesn’t help out. Really needed to read this blog and your comment. God bless you all!

  22. Hi courtney,
    Another beautiful post. Like a lot of other women have said I woke up to a messy house this morning and sighed.

    But reading your words always inspires me to live well in my home. You always remind me that my home is my first ministry and this helps me so much. You are a real inspiration and a mentor to me.

    And there a few comments concerned about women treating husband like children etc but I can tell you, since I bought your blog/book/videos into our home it has never been more peaceful and loving. My husband has never been happier. It has changed our lives.

    My heart is at peace now because I used to worry that I wasn’t modern enough so I would grumble about cooking and housework but I hated that. Your message and values resonate so strongly with me and I am inspired there are other women like me.

    Blessings xx

  23. Courtney,
    Thank you for this post! The past couple of days have been such a challenge! I REALLY NEEDED THIS!!

  24. Thank you! Just what I needed to hear.:) It is so hard to be a happy and joyful SAHM. I have found myself complaining a lot lately. It is easier to just do it and be happy.:) I have tried without success to get my two young boys to help out around the house. I will continue to try and I give rewards, Mom Bucks, for any tasks done without me asking or without them complaining. I just want to thank you for being such a Godly example. I have really enjoyed your book, blog, and your friends. I loved Whitny’s post today about not having it together! I have given up trying to have it together. I would rather be around real people that are real and totally messed up than fake perfect types. Thank you again for being a real person we can relate to! I agreeded with you regarding a maid. A maid wouldn’t be much help for me with my two mess maker boys. I would need a live in maid too. Lol:) Thank you again for being such a blessing!!! In Him, Christi:)

  25. This is so beautiful! As soon as I saw the title, I knew it was going to be about a mom’s unseen hands, but I quickly thought of His. Thank you for the comfort that is in these wise words. We are going through a time of great economic downturn, but I trust daily in what HE is doing with hands that I cannot see. What an encouraging thought! Thank you for the beautiful post!

  26. Thank you Courtney, I so needed this reminder. After a really hard trimester where it seemed our baby was coming any day, I am now two days off 40 weeks and I am failing under the weight of my bad thoughts and rebellion against God’s will for us. I feel terrible saying this, but it’s true. I’ve prayed a gazillion times that He would bring on labour so we could not only meet our girl but also end this hard time, but it feels like He has remained completely silent. And I haven’t fought to stick to the truths of the Gospel but have followed my wavering emotions instead. But He is still there and so faithful to me, with such a wayward heart, and this post was like another snippet of encouragement that He is there and that I may understand His silence in hindsight…And even if I don’t, He is still good and more wonderful than I can imagine. Bless you as always, dear sister.

  27. God empties my trash and picks up my towels everyday. There are things I feel my family needs that He is not doing today and I appreciate the reminder that a lot of what He does is unseen.

  28. The last time I tried “emtpying my burdens” on this site, my comments were not accepted. I suppose it might have something to do with that my comments were not in agreement with you while the other comments were in agreement to what you said.

  29. I love, love this post!!! Thanx soooo much for this encouraging reminder!! We have a 3 yr old, 18 mo old and I’m 24 wks with another lil one!! I cracked my rib 3 weeks ago so its been kind of a stressfull time but soo thankful for a man that is helpful and loves to take care of and play with his lil boys after a long day at work!! This is just what I needed to start out another full week!!!! Thank you sooo much!

  30. I cried myself to sleep with my husband what can he do to help! He is a dear and wonderful mna of God. But as a Mama I have given my all to my kids. My daughter is now 19 and living home only part time and my son who adores his Dad and wants to spent his time with him. I feel so lonely and unless. Please have me in your prayers as I know God will see me through. Your words above have been very helpful being reminded that God knows the little things I do for my family that are unseen by them!!

    1. Amy your message is exactly what I am going to be going through in a few weeks! I have given my all to my children as well! My daughter will leave for college in the fall and my son wants to be with his father most of the time also! I already am feeling the loss and the feeling as you said lonely and useless. I can’t even imagine how hard it is going to get after she leaves. We can keep each other in our prayers!! I have faith God will be there for us and see us through! God Bless you.

  31. Just this morning I thought for the thousandth time of making a chart. Everyone’s name at the top and our jobs listed below. Of course my “jobs” would stretch long, and surely the family would notice and appreciate me-or at least feel badly at the length of my list. But then I realized that in reality no one (except my hardworking husband) would notice at all.

    I also realized that my motives were not pure or right in this. Some of these jobs I do because as a working parent I try to pick my battles with our college and high school aged daughters. Some of these job I do because I’ve lost the battles I’m often too tired to keep fighting. And some I do because, at the end of the day, it only matters to me and no one else. Yet how many days do I treat the Lord in the same way, expecting him to intervene, to bless, to take back the jobs he’s given me to do?

    Lord, thank you for helping me see with your eyes. Thank you for never being too tired or losing patience with me and my selfishness. Help me to not grow weary in blessing my family as you have been patiently blessing me.

  32. I’ve enjoyed reading this post along with the comments to it. It’s nice to know I’m not in this alone and unseen. Not only is God watching what I do, but we as women see each other’s struggles because they are so similar to our own.
    I don’t get to stay home and do this but I would give anything and all to do it. In the mean time I try to be content in the place God has me now, looking to the time when I can someday be sole home maker to my family.

    God bless all you wives and mommies. It’s not always satisfying but it sure is a reward.

  33. As a busy sahm of 9 month old twins who have discovered the excitement of being very mobile, trying to get their hands on anything and everything, trying to figure out finger food, and teething, I have been feeling like my days and nights just blur together and I cant catch a break. Dont get me wrong, I am not disgruntled by my lifestyle whatsoever and our house is filled to the brim with joy and laughter – watching our babies be so silly and make each other just laugh hysterically over practically nothing (like taking each others paci’s) has me walking around with a dopey grin on my face a lot of times 🙂

    BUT…it’s exhausting nonetheless and as much as I wish to have a moment to sit and relax, Im terrified that a small break will end up leaving me overwhelmed and unable to catch up with the constant laundry,wiping down babies, high chairs, (and myself after getting oatmeal sneezed at me from both haha), cleaning, cooking, and paying bills/running errands. Im a neat freak by nature and need order to function. There are so many mornings I wish to sleep in until my babies wake up but I know this is my only chance to have my quiet time with God and I owe Him at least that little bit of time when He has blessed me so abundantly. Of course it is during this busy season of life that He reminds me that his assignment to me right now is to JOYFULLY serve my family. I couldnt have heard His voice any clearer. I have been asking Him how he He wishes I serve him right now – thinking it had to be something outside the home – when I have two little people that I am to raise to become Gods little warriors. To let my kids see me being a godly wife to their daddy and living out the P31 example of a woman I so strive to be. That’s a giant sized assignment!!

    And so, when I feel like I am just going through the motions with no end in sight, you remind me with this post that even my most mundane task is a sign of Gods love and presence in my life. Because if He removed his blessings out of my life then there would be no need to do all the things I do all day – including that laundry waiting to be folded (thank God for clothing!), the dishes to be done (we have food!), the house to be cleaned (blessed with a roof over our head!), having so many responsibilities on my shoulders because my husband works a lot (praise God he has a great job to support us with!), and of course our beautiful kids. “Dont despise the very things that signify your seat under the umbrella of Gods goodness each day.” (Gideon study)

    Courney, Ive followed your blog for a while now – popping in when I can. And though Ive never posted, I’d like to thank you for the dose of encouragement that you regularly are in my life 🙂

  34. Thank you so much for this post. I ask for prayer for my son (19). He recently started dating a young lady who’s not making wise choices. Since dating this young lady, my son stopped working extra shifts at work, never spends time with us as a family, doesn’t take care of his home responsibilities and displays a very disrespectful demeanor. In addition, my hubby seems to turn a blind eye to all of it. Please pray for our family. Any tips on how to deal with this type of situation would be greatly appreciated.

  35. Hi Courtney! This post reminds me of a book that was just given to me by an older mom friend of mine. I was sharing my feeling of discouragement and invisibility as a wife and mother…and she insisted I read this short book. I thought I would share in case you had not heard of it…..The Invisible Women…when only God sees. by Nicole Johnson. Awesome book for moms who sometimes feel invisible and unseen! A true reminder…that God sees it all! Anyway, I thought I would share the book! Blessing to you and your family. I love your encouraging blog posts 🙂

  36. This is such a hard place to be in. My husband was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and refuses to take his medication. I am also a mother to an 18 month old son. While I love motherhood, it has added more difficulty to this season of my life. I feel so burdened and weighed down at times, and just when I don’t think I can take it for another minute, God sends someone to remind me that I am loved, and it is going to be okay. Thank you for sharing!

  37. Courtney – thanks for this – I’ve come back to it a few times since June for encouragement. I’m going to get that beautiful passage from Matthew print for my kitchen wall as constant encouragement.

    I’m a mom of 2 under 4, a wife to a beautiful man, a leader in our churches women and childrens ministries and I work full time in financial services. Sometimes I start to feel disgruntled because of the ‘unseen’ work I do; the meal planning, the washing, the folded clothes ready to jump into in the morning.
    I know in my heart of heart I do it and I consciously stretch myself for Gods Glory but the enemy creeps in every now and then – this is the encouragement that need to keep me going – THANK YOU!

  38. Courtney,
    Thank you for the post. There have been days where I feel like my hard work in getting stuff done seems to go unnoticed too. As a mom of an almost 1 year old daughter ( and another baby girl on the way), it does get hard with trying to keep things neat and tidy, and the meals planned for the week, etc. By God’s grace, I’m able to get some stuff done and then the rest of things done in the evening while my husband rocks our daughter to sleep for the night.

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