"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me" (Jeremiah 32:27)?

Motivating our homeschooled children to learn can seem like a daunting task. Many times we hear them say, "It's too hard," and we are tempted to put off teaching difficult lessons. Whether you are attempting to teach your child how to research material for a term paper or the proper steps for long division, step back and teach in smaller increments to keep him on track. Help your child learn the lesson one step at a time, and this will bring him more success in learning the information.

Joshua had a hard task facing him when he and the nation of Israel finally crossed into the Promised Land God had given them. They had to drive out the nations that were already living there — a very hard and large task, especially since some of the people were giants! City by city and tribe by tribe, God told Joshua what to do, and He gave the people victory in conquering the land.

Sometimes the problems homeschool parents face seem larger than life, too. We tell God, "It's too hard," and we are tempted to give up. Maybe you are faced with teaching your child high school subjects or you have a special needs child who requires extra attention. Ask God to help you break down the problem into smaller parts and show you the solutions you need to find success. You don't have the wisdom to know how to work things out, but God does. Don't despair. Nothing is too difficult for God!

Lord, You are a great and mighty God. I know that teaching our children is Your will. Please, show me how to solve the giant problems that have come because we chose to homeschool. In Jesus' name, Amen.