As Grandpa and Grandma drove out our yard to return to their home nine hours away, my daughter sat looking out the living room window with tears in her eyes. Each time they came to visit, I dreaded the day they were scheduled to leave. The emotional heartache my young daughter experienced made concentrating on homeschooling for the next several days difficult.
The disciples knew such a heartache when Christ was arrested in the garden, put on trial, and crucified. Peter and John, along with the others, wept bitterly when the One they had loved and followed was gone. Even though He had told them He would rise on the third day, they thought Jesus was no longer in their lives. They wondered if they would ever see Him again.
Do you ever feel like God has left you, especially in your homeschooling? Do you think everyone has abandoned you to figure out how to teach on your own. Don't let Satan's lies fool you! Jesus has promised, "For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5b). God is lovingly watching and interceding in your life. He knows what you need to teach your children each day and will provide all you need to do it. Keep trusting in Him. Someday, He will even be coming back for you, too. "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:1-3).
Jesus, thank You for not leaving me to homeschool alone. Help me to remember You are as close as my next prayer. I look for Your help today and hope in the promise of Your return. In Your name, Amen.