How do you stay upbeat on days when everything seems to go wrong? Author and homeschool mom Denise Mira shares the secret to surviving difficult days with host and president of HSLDA Mike Smith on Homeschool Heartbeat.
Denise, we homeschooling families have all had days where we doubt ourselves and our calling to homeschool our children. The children don’t understand their lessons, Mom’s frustrated, and everyone’s unhappy. How do you keep hold of joy and confidence on days like this?
Ah, by faith. I hope that doesn’t sound trite, but it’s just so true, Mike! For me, home education is a faith walk. I walk the plank, God saves me. Seriously though, Hebrews exhorts us to live by faith—to hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He is faithful. We’re also commanded to hold on to our confidence, for it will be richly rewarded. If only I had time to tell you how many times God’s filled in my gaps with His provision.
My hope and my confidence is in God&rsuqo;s ability to do extraordinary things through my very ordinary hands. Homeschooling is not for the fainthearted. We must remember that with the most important job on the planet—training the future movers and shakers of the earth—we will experience opposition. But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but those who believe and are saved.
Denise, you’re absolutely right! It’s amazing how the Scriptures have a fitting word for every occasion. Thanks for sharing that with us today. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.