By this time in your homeschool year, you may be feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. The excitement of new text books has worn off; it’s been difficult to get everyone excited again after the slow down over Christmas vacation; you may have gotten behind when everyone caught a winter cold; now you’re just longing for the weather to be warm again and the year to be wrapping up.
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.
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,
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This is a collection of the reflections our principal, Susan Truman submits to our monthly newsletters. She is married to her college sweetheart and is a mother of three. She graduated two of her children from Coastal with her third child attending a special needs school.