"Hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end" (Hebrews 3:6b).
Do you ever feel like you haven't accomplished a thing at the end of your homeschooling day? Do you look around and see even more piles of projects to finish and messes to clean up than when you started? Have your children learned a new set of multiplication tables today, but they've entirely forgotten the historical facts they learned about George Washington yesterday? Some days you may wonder if you can be your children's teacher. Maybe they would be better off if they went to school. Stop! Think about what just went through your mind. From where are those thoughts coming? Are they from the One who called you to teach your children and promised you the strength to do it, or are they from the one who would see you fail?
Every homeschooling mother second guesses herself from time to time. After a difficult day, we all question whether we heard God right when He asked us to homeschool our children. We're not alone. Even great men of God faced similar doubts when God called them to difficult tasks. Men like Moses, Gideon, and David all struggled with their anxieties in serving God, too. Yet, God knew their hearts, and He provided the confirmation and the assurance they needed to remain faithful in doing what He asked. "I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place" (Psalm 118:5).
God is waiting to do the same for you today. If you're wondering how you are going to get through homeschooling today, simply take a moment now and pray something like this:
Father, my faith is weak. Please, fill me with Your presence and confirm again to me that I am doing Your will in homeschooling our children. Strengthen me to follow You in obedience and help me to commit this day to You for Your glory. In the name of Your dear Son, Jesus, Amen.