Bible Verses for the Weary Homeschool MomApril Elstrom
The homeschool year has begun. Hopefully, you’re going into the new school year refreshed and energized. If your summer has been anything like mine, you may still be weary from the previous year. Even if you are refreshed and ready to go, the weary days will come.
What does it mean to be weary?
I like the Merriam-Webster definition of weary: “exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness.” To be weary is so much more than just being physically tired. It is a complete exhaustion of the body, spirit, mind, and soul. Parenting can make you weary. Dealing with finances can make you weary. Homeschooling can definitely make you weary.
So what do you do when you are weary?
When you are weary, it takes more than a good night’s rest to feel refreshed and energized. Physical rest is important for the body and even the mind, but it doesn’t refresh the spirit and soul. So what does?
Some mothers are refreshed by time with friends. Others need time alone or physical exercise. To be honest, I can be refreshed in many different ways: watching a light-hearted movie, reading a book, getting outside with God’s creation, having coffee with another mom. But my greatest need when I am weary is time with God.
Bible Verses for the Weary Homeschool Mom
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
1 Thessalonians 1:3
“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Matthew 11: 28-30
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Find Your Strength in Him.
Whether you are weary already, or whether the time will come later, know that God understands and has the strength you need to carry on. Rest in Him. Rely on Him. Carry on.