Ask any parent of a brand new baby if he/she is getting enough sleep and the answer will be, “No.” Actually, it will probably be, “Are you kidding me?”
Those nighttime feedings, although a precious time between parent and child, can wreak havoc on a body. Existing on a few hours sleep a night can leave a mind and body exhausted and when you’re exhausted, it’s easy to think, “This is my life now; I will never sleep again.”
But, you do.
For as your child grows and their sleeping patterns become established and colic is left far behind, so are those sleepless nights. Before long, they are a faint memory and you realize that although it felt much longer while you were going through it, it was really just a moment in time.
All of Life is like that.
As we encounter difficulties and struggles, it’s easy to listen to the voice of Discouragement as it tricks us into thinking that “This is my life now; it will never get better.”
But Discouragement never has anything good to say, so refuse to listen.
Instead, listen to Perspective, for Perspective will remind you of the truth:
That the sun will rise again tomorrow and bring with it a new day
And with that new day, new opportunities to start again or to continue putting one foot in front of the other to get you through this moment in time.
For now is just now…it’s not always.
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