Have you ever had a nice, relaxing time away from home, only to come home and feel the peace zapped right out of you? The everyday needs, the whining, the “Mommy! MO-OM! MOM! MOM! MOMMMMM!” can replace that peaceful feeling with weariness so quickly sometimes!
On Day 4 of Hope for the Weary Homeschooling Mom, we’re discussing that bone-deep kind of weariness.
I love these words from Stacey:
Jesus understood a life poured out.
Jesus knew dirty, busy, and tired.
He had twelve men pressing hard upon Him every single day to love them well.
He also knew the pressure of the sick and hurting and neediness of the masses.
When He grew tired, He knew where to go. He knew His Father would not grow weary.
The Bible tells us “But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.” (Luke 5:16, New Living Translation)
He prayed. He withdrew to the wilderness.
He spoke to His Father. Often.
And in doing so, He also left us an example of what we are to do when we find ourselves in the midst of the wearying life as a mom.
A relaxing day away (at a spa, or otherwise) can only take us so far. We must DAILY remember to draw into the wilderness for our time with God.
Our scripture to cling to today, sweet mommas comes from Isaiah:
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:29-31
Can I tell you that reading that makes me feel like my Father in Heaven is giving me a big old bear hug and telling me that it’s all going to be okay?
Our discussion questions for today, my friends:
- What things do you love to do to relieve stress?
- How often do you retreat into the comfort of God’s Word?
- When you are feeling bone-weary like Stacey describes in this section, how does it affect your homeschool? (do you take a break? Schedule a fun field trip?)
I’m praying that this series is blessing you as much as it has been blessing me!
Other posts in this series: