So much of motherhood is unseen.
Hidden behind the endless demands of life.
Seemingly ignored by the world and sometimes by others...
Oftentimes ignoring our own needs.
Motherhood is a breading ground for feeling insignificant.
If it’s not in your lack of interaction with the outside world or giving up the things you once enjoyed; then the constant feeling of being grossly underqualified certainly drives it home.
FEELING unseen is just a certainty in motherhood.
When the laundry “magically” gets done and the dishes, grocery shopping or house cleaning is something you give all your energy to but no one else is aware...
Isn’t this UNSEEN feeling in all of life...
When friends finally gather but you walk away feeling misunderstood.
When you walk through difficult seasons feeling desperately alone.
When it’s easier to just hide behind the expectations because the risk of being seen by others brings an insecurity you aren’t sure you can embrace...
In all the unseen moments of life God is saying...
“I see you.”
He sees the tears and knows the exhaustion from all your giving...
He doesn’t turn a blind eye to your feelings of insignificance...
He instead speaks to it.
He says truths about you that will not be known or believed unless you let yourself be seen by Him.
You can let down your protective wall in His presence and feel a true protection that your Maker wants to give.
The unseen moments in motherhood and in all of life are the exact moments..
You ARE seen by God.
When He knows your struggle and wants to meet you in it... if you let Him.
So those unseen feelings don’t have to dominate your life, emotions or decisions because your Creator, the One who knows you most and leans into your struggle...
Is delighted with what He sees in you.
Your fighting to be seen by others will not quench the longing you have.
The thirst is only filled by a deep knowing that YOU ARE seen by the One who matters most.
May we live out of a holy confidence that we are seen, known, understood and deeply loved by the God-Man Himself. May we lean so hard into Him that He alone quenches our thirst.