For the homeschool moms who are weary, or frazzled, or overwhelmed, or uncertain, or needing encouragement:
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. (Proverbs 1:5-9 ESV)
We like to pray that one over our children, or we might be tempted to hang it on every wall or assign it for copywork seven days a week. This is a good passage for that! Let wisdom begin with us first, so that we may share that with our children.
Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:6-10 ESV)
What we sow, we will reap. There’s no promise that it won’t take some toil and sweat – in fact, it probably will. But we know this is worth the effort, and we can rest in the knowledge that one day we will reap the rewards from our hard work now.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. (Proverbs 24:3-4 ESV)
We must be wise – with our days, our time, our decisions, our priorities. As wise mothers, we will build our house, build up our children, build up our spouses, and see our house built upon a solid foundation.
Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children— (Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV)
We have already gained much wisdom through our own experiences. We have seen God work in our lives. Don’t forget what God has already done for you! Share these things with your children, along with God’s Word, and they will be able to see Him, too.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV)
And when you grow tired, because you will, probably frequently, remember that it’s not in our own strength that we must carry on. Let Jesus carry you. Let God guide you. Find your rest and your peace in Him. God will give you the endurance and the stamina for the marathon before you, one day at a time.
Looking for more? Check out Ten Helpful Bible Verses For Homeschooling Moms. You can also find more inspiring Bible Verses at the iHomeschool Network Link-Up (on June 8, 2015,) by clicking the image below. God Bless!
Need more encouragement? Check out the Homeschool Mom’s Devotional Bible, in either NIV or KJV, whichever you prefer: