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Verses to Encourage Homeschool Families

Dealing with a rebellious or unmotivated teen

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails . . . ."

I Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

"Looking away (from all that will distract) to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith (giving the first incentive for our belief) and is also its Finisher, (bringing it to maturity and perfection). He, for the joy (of obtaining the prize) that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself--reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials--so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds."

Hebrews 12:2-3 (Amplified Bible)

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

James 5:16 (NIV)

Feeling exhausted, weary, and overwhelmed

"In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch."

Psalm 5:3 (NASB)

"Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."

Isaiah 40:30-31 (NASB)

Feeling inadequate or lacking courage

"We pray that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power, according to the might of His glory, (to exercise) every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God's holy people) in the Light."

Colossians 1:11-12 (Amplified Bible)

"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you."

Psalm 9:10 (NIV)

"Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew 6:34 (NASB)

Laughing and keeping it all in perspective

"A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . ."

Proverbs 17:22a (NIV)

"The light in the eyes (of him whose heart is joyful) rejoices the heart of others . . . ."

Proverbs 15:30 (Amplified Bible)

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