I decided to post my new revelation in the world of social media and I was quickly encouraged by the best friends in the world - "Hang in there"; "Agree.Agree." etc. So thankful for real friends who are in the thick of it with me. This parenting thing isn't for wimps, and it isn't for loners either. It sure takes a village.
The cool thing about this word is the angle of interpretation the Lord gave to me. In those moments when I want to yell and punish, I probably need to remember that we all need more Jesus. He wants me to shine that Jesus to my kids at that moment. I am so thankful for grace that is sufficient and for HIS strength which is perfect when mine is gone (2 Cor 12:9). I know I can gently correct by pointing my kids to the same grace and strength I need to parent that they will need to obey.
The Lord truly is our everything!