Well, I am reminded of God’s words- “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 are some very specific things we can do to help us not grow weary and turn the corner to joy and excitement once again.
- Hold onto God’s promise that “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6)
- Remind yourself of what your primary goal should be in your homeschooling journey. You are preparing your kids for heaven not Harvard. Don’t neglect the spiritual training in your home in an effort to finish those textbooks! Your relationship with your children should be a happy and loving one where there is time and space to discuss matters of the heart and soul. God will be faithful to honor your efforts to cover those academics when your priorities are in line with Scripture.
3. Remember that our source of strength is not in ourselves but in our heavenly father. Do not look for worldly solutions to your weariness – taking naps to escape, lightening the work load just to make it easier on your kids, snapping at them hoping that tougher discipline will make them tow the line, making your home a war zone where everyone is stressed out… Remember that God knows all and has far superior solutions to your struggles. Go to Him for direction and energy and excitement. Spend time with Him and listen to the solutions He gives you. “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” (Psalm 55:22)
Be at peace, my dear Coastal families! You are in my prayers.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
In His service,