How do you homeschool through life-altering situations; when death or disease sudden- ly take you off guard? Maybe
it is a severe illness in you or your loved
one. Maybe you have a lack of finances or
high debt. What about the marriage that is
difficult? Or, how about those struggling
toddlers or teens that drain your energy
every single day? The heartbreak of prodigals can collapse you; moves, catastrophes,
and illnesses can paralyze you. How do we
homeschool through all this? It is near impossible if we don’t have the right perspective and the right heart. We will believe that
we are incapacitated and incapable to teach
through these trials.
First, let’s talk about why we have hard-
ships. Trials don’t normally make any
sense when we are going through them.
While we don’t always know the answer
to our specific troubles, the sovereignty
of God understands it all. Here’s a short
list of reasons for hardship:
• We live in a fallen, sin-filled, world
• We are in training for something in the
• We are reaping something we’ve sown
• We are being led by a Good Shepherd
• We are being disciplined by a Good
• We are battling enemies: the world, the
flesh, the devil
• God wants to show His glory in a
• The Word of God promises we will
Hardships will happen. But, it’s a promise with a promise:
These things I have spoken unto
you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world (John 16: 33).
The promise within the promise is that
He has overcome for us, and we get to
partner with Him in it. Jesus overcame
and invites you to the winning circle
with Him. We are not left without hope.
Whatever seems like a waste, or wasted
time in your life, remember that God is a
redeeming God and wastes nothing. He
knew life can be dark, so He overcame
the powers of darkness and is the light of
life for us.
It is near impossible if we don’t have the
right perspective and the right heart.