We never know what God is going to call us or our children to, but as we walk our faith out before our kids, we show them what kind of God we serve.

As moms we want to fix things. We want to make everything okay and it HURTS when we can’t.
But the truth is that life is messy and it’s hard and even though we want to spare our children of its pains, we would be doing them a disfavor.
The very best thing (even though it can be SO hard) is to walk through the pain WITH them, looking and pointing out where we see God’s presence and pointing them back to the cross.

Our youngest son was born with a major heart defect and spent the first 2 months of his life in the hospital. A little over 4 years ago, our first grandson went to be with Jesus unexpectedly, just hours before birth. As our family walked through these and other crisis together, we were NEVER more glad that we homeschooled.

We had the opportunity to point our kids back to God and to where we saw His presence over and over again. But this took time, patience and understanding…something we could give them because we homeschooled. These experiences impacted them for a lifetime…more than that, for eternity.

In this week’s podcast I share what it looks like to homeschool through a crisis and how God can use what feels really yucky to do His deepest and greatest work in our hearts and the hearts of our children.  We learn what it feels like to experience His grace and watch Him bind our families together through difficulty.

The Unhurried Homeschooler {aff link}

Scriptures from Podcast:

James 1:2-8

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 56:8

Isaiah 43:1-5

Romans 8:28

2 Peter1:6-8

1 Thes.4:13

Lamentations 3:22,23

Related post on this blog:

When Our Children Suffer