Side by Side
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2).
Would you like to know a successful homeschooling secret? My children did their best schoolwork when I sat next to them as they completed their assignments. Sounds too simple, doesn't it? I thought so, too, until I tested my theory. No matter their age, the difference was remarkable between the days when I quietly sat nearby and the days when I was busy with chores in another room. Apparently, my presence empowered them with the reassurance that I was there to help if they had a question.
Having someone by your side to help you through life's problems is a blessing from God. In Exodus 17:8-13, Moses was blessed to have two men by his side, his brother Aaron and Hur. When Moses sent Joshua to fight the Amalekites, the Israelites prevailed in the battle as long as Moses held up God's staff in his hand. However, as the day progressed, Moses' hands became so heavy he could no longer hold them up alone. Sitting him down on a rock, Aaron and Hur stood by Moses' side and held up his hands until sunset. Without their help, Moses' hands would have dropped, and Israel would surely have been defeated.
Do you feel alone in facing your homeschooling battles today? Praise God, His love and strength are as close as your next prayer. When you need an extra hand to get through a particularly tough day, He knows and cares. God loves you so much that He'll send the exact person you need to hold you up. If you find yourself in a heavy situation, pray and watch as God proves Himself mighty in sending the encouragement you need. "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand" (Psalm 37:24).
Father, thank You for watching over me and taking care of my every need. I lift up these homeschooling problems to You! Please, help me. In the name of Jesus, Amen.