God Is in the Dark
One of the favorite Bible songs my preschool children sang was “Who’s in the Middle of the Dark?” During a time in their young lives when the unknown in the darkness frightened them, this song provided the courage they needed each night when I turned off the light. I could hear them singing the answer, “God IS, I’m not afraid cause God is in the dark.”
Psalm 56:3 says, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” What types of fears do homeschooling mothers face? Probably the biggest is the fear of failing – to suddenly realize that homeschooling was a mistake and now our children will have to suffer. II Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Don’t allow Satan to use the darkness of an unknown future to trouble your heart. God has given you a heart of love to motivate, a sound mind to instruct, and His power to handle daily decisions. Trust Him one day at a time, and He will reassure you, too, that He is in the “middle” of your homeschooling day.
Lord, Sometimes I feel like I am in the middle of the dark; afraid of all the responsibility I have for homeschooling our children. I pray that you take what I have prepared and use it to bless these children today. Thank you for being there even when I cannot see you. Help me to trust you more each day and realize that you are guiding us each step of the way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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