When our hearts get overwhelmed, it is easy to fall prey to the lie that we are alone. That every other homeschooling mom has it all together and we are simply missing the mark. It’s important in these times not to dwell on our shortcomings but to encourage ourselves in the Lord. Here are several Scriptures that can help us turn our focus back to God.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
There is a time and a season for everything. Whether it’s the season of diapers or the season of teaching your pre-teen internet safety, we can be assured that if we lead them in the right direction, in the ways of the Lord, then in the proper time they will flourish into a godly man or woman of God.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
Usually my struggle is trusting myself rather than the Lord. When I wonder if I have made the right decision or not as far as homeschooling, I have to remember that the final result is ultimately in the hands of the Lord.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1
Homeschool convention speakers can be energising. Homeschool blogs and forums are encouraging. Yet there are times when we will not have that immediate support or pat on the back and we just need to keep pressing on in faith trusting that we are doing the right thing.
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.” – Isaiah 43:5
Am I messing up my child? Will my child be socially scarred for life? Will my child be able to make it into a good college? The questions, doubts and fears are different for every parent but nonetheless they are there. This Scripture reminds us not to fear but that God is with us every step of the way.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Even if you live in a strict state as far as homeschooling laws are concerned, at least we live in a country where homeschooling is still legal. Let us give thanks for the freedoms and liberties that we do have while we still have them.
“Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.” – Proverbs 3:15
Have you found yourself giving advice to your children with words and thought, where did that come from? God can give us wisdom in difficult times with our children. Our children are precious and God can and will teach us how to raise them.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
Finances, vehicles, a rebellious child. Whatever our need is, we can present it to the Lord and He will hear us.
If you are looking for more encouragement from the Bible, specifically for homeschoolers, check out the Homeschool Moms Bible.