Monday, August 16, 2010

God Has Your Back!

If your family is like mine, this past week has ushered in change. I've managed to survive the first week of homeschooling two children. I was a bit apprehensive about adding Will into the mix of learning a K4 curriculum plus trying to teach Gracie in the second grade. Just knowing how Will is more interested in playing cars and tractors, I was afraid of how he would react to a structured learning environment. I prepared for how I was going to discipline him and get his focus back because I just knew he was going to give me fits. Much to my surprise, Will has been eager to learn something new every day!

Yesterday was advancement day at church which meant Will had his first Sunday to sit in '"big church". I prepared as best as I could. I put a coloring book in his backpack, his juice cup and anything else that would entertain him and keep him quiet during the preaching. I was on pins and needles the whole time, saying prayers of Lord, please keep Will still so he won't embarrass us! each time I thought about it. Once again, my worries never materialized. Will was quiet up until the invitation and the service was almost over then he said out loud, "I'm hungry!"

Have you ever found that Satan will get you all worked up, worrying about something that might or could happen? You plan and prepare for the worst, just in case God doesn't come through, and then you seem surprised when He provides and everything falls into place! Worry and faith cannot co-exist; they cancel either other out. Isaiah 41:10 should be our answer to worry and fear, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

When I was in school, one thing we would say to a friend who we were supporting was, "I've got your back!" When we said that, it meant we were behind our friend 100% and wouldn't let them down. They could trust us, no matter what.

Isn't it good to know that God has already prepared for and figured out all of "mights, coulds, and what ifs" in our life? So go forward today with what God has given you to do. God's got your back!


Regina and David said...

I really enjoyed your post today! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, our pastor preached on how we put limits on our faith.

Homeschooling my 1st grader and 5th grader definitely keeps me busy! What curriculum do you use?

Barbie Bassett said...

We use the Sonlight curriculum. This is my 3rd time to use Sonlight as we started with it in Kindergarten.

Anonymous said...

Thank you....that is JUST what I needed today.

Anonymous said...

Just what I needed to hear...

Barbara Jo Agnew said...

9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

11 "All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.

13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 41:9-11,13

Sounds like you are doing great! Keep it up,
your friend,