Yesterday I shared my desire for freedom from the weight of motherhood in order to enjoy the true pleasure of being a mom. I mentioned my desire to be “free from the bad mood that clouds my head and my heart most days.” Maybe I wasn’t completely honest. Maybe I down played it a bit. . .
I’ve been in a bad mood for the last 6 months.
Truly. Ask my husband or my children, they will tell you. It’s ironic because I remember telling my husband last year, “I’m not really a moody person.” And at the time, I don’t think I was. But now. . .something has come over me that I can’t seem to shake.
But I’m fighting this battle just like I’ve fought before. I’m determined to win the war for joy in my life.
I’m seeking help and support from my family, friends and a trusted counselor. But more than anything I’m pressing into my relationship with Jesus because I know it’s in him true joy is found.
Have you been fighting for joy? Have you found yourself in a bad mood for a while? Are the pressures of life weighing so heavy on you that you can’t breathe in the beauty of motherhood?
We aren’t alone. I’m finding more and more women in this place of discouragement and depression. But we don’t have to stay here friends. We’re missing out on motherhood when we trudge through it with fear and frustration. It’s time to wake up to our beautiful lives and enjoy every moment, no matter the circumstances.
Joy is a choice and so is our willingness to fight for it. We can’t choose joy when our mind is clouded and our heart heavy. It’s time to fight back with truth that transforms.
It’s time to win this war and walk in joy.
I’m focusing on these truths plus many more as I fight for joy. I pray they meet you where you are and begin to lift you out of discouragement. Read and meditate on one each day of the week. Memorize it so you can declare it every time you feel a mood coming on.
7 Scriptures of Help for the Bad Mood Mom
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11
You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. Psalm 30:11
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you with his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17
And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
We’re in this together. I will be praying this prayer in each bad mood moment, will you join me with these words to choose joy?
Dear Jesus, I need your help. Right now I am overwhelmed and discouraged and I’m taking it out on those around me. Come and replace my fear with your comfort; my frustration with your peace. Help me to choose joy right now so I may experience the hope and pleasure of life and share it with those around me. Thank you for the blessings you have given me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Are you a bad mood mom? What scriptures or truths are helping you turning your sorrow into joy?