"Trust in the Lord with all your heart..." Proverbs 3:5
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What does trust with our whole heart mean for stay-at-home moms who home school? First, I recognize my need to trust God. This is easy. I cannot, no matter how hard I try (and I've tried very hard) accomplish the homeschooling on my own. I'm so inadequate. I know this. It's brought to my attention many times in every day. What other job requires you to be responsible for the spiritual, emotional, academic, and physical needs of individuals with all their idiosyncracies without pay, committees, secretaries, structure, and other support?
Leaving my trust with God is more difficult. A thousand times a day, I snatch it back, complaining that He's not holding it right, it's taking too long, it's too hard, He doesn't understand. Just when I'm crying about how I can't be a loving wife, a cheerful mom, and a productive homeschooler, God answers with "I've been waiting for you to admit that. Now, let Me do it."
Forgive me for not trusting You to work through me to do what You've called me to do. I'm sorry I begin by trying to do things myself first, only bringing them to You once I hit a wall. Thank you that my inadequacy brings to light Your adequacy for every area in my home and home school. Take over my whole heart, Lord. I give it to You. Amen.
Final Thought: Trust is a decision first, then a feeling. Act on the decision.