Encouragement for One of “Those” Days

Hip Homeschool Moms

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to life, I don’t do anything without first consulting the Bible and coming to God in prayer. I didn’t always live this way, but since the tender of age of 22, over 14 years ago, I made a choice to serve Christ, and I am so glad I did. Little did I know back in 1998 in that small college-town church, that the lessons God would teach me about the reality of my need for His Word in my life would later translate use as a homeschooling mom.

My goal today is to provide encouragement for “those” homeschool days that things just seem to go wrong. I encourage you to always go to the Word on those hard days to see His promises to you and speak life into your situation. As you do so, with faith and expectation, watch the atmosphere of your home be transformed!

For the days that the children do not seem to listen:

And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.
{Malachi 4:6}

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
{Lamentations 3:22-23}

For the days that the children are fighting with you and/or one another:

A harvest that has God’s approval comes from the peace planted by peacemakers.
{James 3:18}

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
{Ephesians 6:4}

For the days that Mom has seemed to have lost her joy:

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
{Nehemiah 8:10b}

For the days that Mom does not feel well:

He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.
{Psalm 107:20}

For days that Mom might be afraid:

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
{John 14:27}

For days that Mom is frustrated:

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
{Philippians 4:13}

Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
{Romans 8:37}

For the days Mom loses control and feels like a failure:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
{1 John 1:9}

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
{Romans 8:1}

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.
{Romans 3:23-24}

While there are many more scriptures that will speak peace to our hearts and minds, these are some of the one that have helped me through some tough times over the last decade of homeschooling. It is important to remember that even though the hard days come, we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus and we can win the day back. You are not alone in your struggles as a homeschooling mother and I want each of you to know that I am praying for you, for me, and every other mother out there that has chosen to walk this road of home education. I am honored to be amongst some of the most amazing women in the world! Never give up, never give in, and trust that God will see you through!

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